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Prismacolor Pencil Paisley Resist Project

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Sumi-E Paper
Black India Ink
Colored Pencils
Wide Brush
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Use Sumi-E paper and Prismacolor pencils to make a resist project. This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Cut a sheet of Sumi-E paper down to 9x12", if your sheets are larger. Sumi-E paper has a smooth side and a rough side. On the smooth side of the paper, draw a paisley design with Prismacolor Pencils. Light and brighter colors will work best on the project.

  • Step 2
    Once colored pencil drawing is finished, turn paper over and place it on a surface that doesn’t make any difference if it gets stained with ink (such as a piece of newspaper or scrap of poster board, etc.) Next, use a wide brush to saturate the entire rough side of the paper with India ink. Allow ink to dry. Once ink is dry, another coat can be applied to make the paper very dark, if desired. Note: The ink must be applied to the back, rough side of the paper
    or it will cover up the pencil drawing.
  • Step 3
    Allow ink to dry. Sumi-E paper is delicate, handle with care when wet.

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