Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.
ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #25: This is an example of Suminagashi, an Asian paper marbling technique. I began with a tray filled with water; I made each line of color by touching just the tip of a brush loaded with ink to the water’s surface and used a fan to manipulate the series of rings. I then carefully placed a sheet of dry paper on the surface of the water to transfer the ink. Find all the traditional supplies here: http://www.colophonbookarts.com/oriental.html
Dick Blick also sells the inks and has a Suminagashi lesson plan: http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/s imple-suminagashi-monoprints/