How to make Marbled paper.
When I was a child I would play with the glass marbles always in awe of how pretty they looked. Something so appealing about curves and waves. Marbling effect is so popular in literally everything – cakes, pottery, fabric, paper, walls. If done right it can steal hearts.
I have tried baking Marble cakes so its time to learn how to make Marbled paper.
Handmade papers are love! The best thing about it is, not one of them are identical adding that extra uniqueness to each paper. Marbled paper art is so fast to make, leaving unbelievable results. Not only you keep getting better every time but they are therapy because the results are beautiful.
What to do you do with these Marbled handmade papers?
Tons of Marbled Paper craft ideas like Gift cards, Birthday cards, Scrapbooking, Handwritten letters, Stationery, Tags, Decoration, Calendars and Notebook covers. Immense possibilities for getting creative.
And don’t forget kids can use the shaving foam for messy play later.
- Big tray
- Shaving cream
- Liquid Watercolour paints/ Food colouring.
- Heavy weight paper.
Procedure for how to make Marbled paper.
Step #1. Put shaving cream in a tray, be generous for great results
Step #2. I have used food colouring because of its brightness and vibrance. On this tray I have used four different colours so it gives me different effects. You can always use a few colours for the whole tray. Depends on your preference. There is nothing like more or less colour for Marbled paper DIY, anything and everything looks great.
Step #3. Now carefully place your paper on the tray. Lightly press the paper on the shaving foam, make sure all the edges and corners are covered. No need to press it hard. Using thick paper helps to absorb and retain colour better and doesn’t make the paper very wet and flimsy.
Step #4. Use a spatula or a knife or anything sharp and edgy to scrap of the excess shaving cream. Do it swiftly so the design doesn’t get blur. Or you can give a credit card to your child and ask them to scrap of the extra shaving foam.
Working over different designs.
WOW! We have a huge range of marbled paper ready. All of it in just half an hour. As you can see none of them are same, that is the beauty of marbled paper. This paper sure makes some pretty looking stationery!
AJ enjoying himself with some messy foam play! He helped me throughout the process and I am quite sure next thing he will be creating his own marble designs on paper. The idea of messy can be frightening and stressful for moms, but only if you knew the benefits you would totally encourage it. Personally for me messy play has always been exposing him to different textures, encouraging him to develop new play ideas, pushing him to be independent without telling him what is right or wrong and letting him make a whole mess because we can always clean it up later!:) Doesn’t it sound so much fun.
Different Techniques of Marbling:
Quite a few ways to make the marbling paper.
- Marbling with Shaving foam
- Marbling on paper with oil and food colour – pretty much the same method.
- Using Marbling inks – they have some beautiful colours
- Marbleize with Almond milk and food colour – almond milk doesn’t leave behind the milk smell
- Nailpolish Marbling – This one is trending right now
You can try it out at home and it wont even take much time. Let your kids play I spy with toys and foam later.