Paper Marbling

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Fluid dynamics and art have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. In this video, artist Garip Ay demonstrates one of the coolest fluids-based art techniques: paper marbling. In this technique, artists float ink or paints on a liquid surface, manipulate the colors as desired–in this case to recreate Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”–and then float a piece of paper atop the surface to transfer the image. Multiple cultures around the world developed marbling techniques, dating all the way back to the Middle Ages. Ay is an expert in ebru, a Turkish form of the art. For more of Ay’s art, check out his website and YouTube channel. (Video credit: G. Ay; via Gizmodo)

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