About us

Creativity is the key. By providing easy to use painting technique, we believe we can awaken the creativity dormant in each and every person. Here, the process of painting on water surface, something that you have never done before, is the important factor. The final product, the painting, is of secondary importance. At the end of the day, art is about making things, but creativity, perception and the observation of the emergence of something new is what matters.

Handmade materials

We are mixing fluorescent pigments, ox gall, water and a bit of gouache paint to make the fluorescent water marbling paint. Everything is done by hand and the result is organic paint that behaves differently every time a new paint is made. It takes a lot of time and experience to prepare a good quality fluorescent water marbling paint.
The water solution for water marbling is a mixture of water, black ink and Carrageenan. Carrageenan is derived from red edible seaweed. The seaweed is widely used in food industry for its gelling, thickening and stabilizing properties.

The story behind fluorescent water marbling.

Ebru or Water Marbling is an ancient technique that originated in Central Asia in the 15th century. This painting technique was used for decoration and design of book covers, letters and official documents. The water marbling is the process of floating paint on the surface of thickened water. The paint can be shaped into patterns or designs by using different tools, such as sticks and combs. This results in a variety of patterns and forms which are then transferred on paper, fabric or other materials. It is impossible to replicate the exact same result again.
The difference between the fluorescent water marbling and the classical marbling is the fluorescent pigments added into the paint that glow in the dark under ultraviolet light. Inspired by the great feedback on a fluorescent audio-visual installation in Artrooms Roma 2019, Tsvetomir started working in collaboration with the artist Angela Minkova. Together, they developed the fluorescent water marbling painting technique and currently they are sharing it through workshops and different events.
The dance of the glowing colours on the water surface is a beautiful reflection of the cosmic universe captured in the world of fluorescent marbling.