Deger Turan (’16) hosted a Stanford Design Initiative Workshop on Ebru Paper Marbeling. First he gave us an explanation of how it works, and then we all split into pairs and started painting for ourselves. How it works is you drip paints into trays of special water of water and powered sea weed. The paint expands into beautiful paint blobs that float. You could use a toothpick or a spoon to spread out the paint to make long strokes such as flowers. You then put the paper over the liquid and press down. The paint will then go on the paper so you can save it.