Monday, November 05, 2012

marbleize it!

Now that November has arrived the countdown to the holidays has begun and I have all kinds of ideas, projects and inspiration to share throughout the next two months! First up a quick and simple way to marbleize with spray paint.


1. Start with a bucket or vessel large enough to fit your paper (I used large sheets of watercolor paper). Fill with about 2-3 inches of water. 

2. Using spray paint, mist the surface of the water (FYI- this should be done outside with lots of ventilation or while wearing a mask)

3. Add more color to the surface of the water. 

4. Let the colors blend together, shake the bucket to break color up or even use a stir stick to create swirls and designs. 

5. Place paper onto the surface of the water and quickly remove (I find that using a more absorbent paper like watercolor or card stock works best). Spray paint, even on the surface of water dries quickly so you have to work fast! 

6. The result is a colorful, fast drying piece of marbleized paper to use in all kinds of DIY projects.


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The coolest thing about this technique is that it can also be used on glass ornaments and the spray paint will dry permanent and not flake off! Simply dip the ornament into the surface of the colorful water!

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