Suminagashi is the ancient art of paper marbling. It is yet another fun way to prepare papers to use in your art! In this quick free lesson, you will get a basic introduction to paper marbling. It's fun and easy, with delightful results!

With this free class, you can get a taste of what my other courses are like. This lesson would fit in well with the "Preparing Papers for Your Art" course. I recommend taking that course first. By the end of it, you'll have a stack of beautiful papers to use in your art. Then try the "Beginning Paper Mosaics" course, in which you will turn those beautiful papers into a piece of art!

Course Curriculum

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An example from the lesson:

I've used these papers on thicker watercolor paper as backgrounds:

Poetry by Catie Glynn, from the book "Small Things"

Poetry by Catie Glynn, from the book "Small Things"

Marbling Supply List

*tub or large pan of water

*papers to marble

*Marbling Dyes and float paper (I used a Boku-Undo set, Item #01309-1009 from Dick Blick)

*Stick, I used a wooden skewer, but you could use the end of a paintbrush or whatever you have on hand)

Your Instructor

Bebe Keith
Bebe Keith

Bebe Barbara Benson Keith is a mixed media artist in St. Paul, MN. She began her professional art career as a glass mosaic artist and created over 500 pieces, large and small. These days she’s deep into paper mosaic collages and loves it!

She has also been kept busy as a public artist, designing and creating works for hospitals, universities, libraries, an event center, the MSP airport and more.

She has published three books illustrated in glass mosaics. You can find them on her artist website at

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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