A simple method of creating prints with black ink.

Based on the Japanese technique of ink printing called suminagashi - meaning 'floating ink'.

"That was really surprising and fun!"
"It's a great technique to explore what different inks and paper can do."
"I never thought I’d be doing this, but it’s amazing. Each one is different, like a fingerprint.”

Part of our Gateways into Creative Activity: a series of worksheets, videos and prompts for anyone who would like to have a go at a new artistic activity, or maybe rekindle a dormant creative interest, developed by Marion Cheung, Naz Syed, Creative Lives and Age Cymru, as part of the Unearthing Creativity project.

Download worksheet (PDF)

We are extremely grateful to the Arts Council of Wales for their support for this project.