Hey friends, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft. Have you marbled anything before? It is so much fun! Marbled cards and matching envelopes make the perfect note or even gift! Read on to learn how to make marbled DIY stationery!Marbled DIY Stationery Supplies:
- Marabu Easy Marble Paint
- Smooth Cards and Envelopes
- Shallow Disposable Basin (That fits the size of the card.)
- Straight Pin or Toothpick
- Acetone and Cotton Pads for Clean-Up
- Paper Towels
Get the Easy Marble starter kit from Marabu and some extra paint colors too! I love the finished pieces with the most colors. The colors do not blend and mix, so any color you want on the DIY stationery must be applied individually. I wasn’t sure about the white, but even on white paper it is essential for some “empty” space. The full rainbow of colors is perfection when marbled. Even after doing all 25 cards and envelopes, I still had 3/4th’s of the paint left. Good thing too, it’s so addicting!
Fill your small basin with cold water, about 1/4″ from the top. Then begin by removing all the lids from each paint. The paint sets up quickly, so dripping it in the water needs to go fast.
Begin by dropping a drop or two in the water. It will spread across the surface. Then add a drop or two of the next desired color. Repeat until satisfied.
Next, use the pin or toothpick to create patterns and swirls of color. The first color you put in the water will set up first, so don’t mess with the outside color too much.
Pull the colors in and out, swirl around until it looks amazing–but not too long or it will set and then clump and pull out with the pin.
Now take the paper card and press into the water. The paint will adhere instantly. Use the pin to remove any unused paint in the water and then pull out the card. Set aside to dry. Wipe pin or toothpick off with paper towel before starting the next one.
Because it is so much fun–your work space will end up covered! Have a good place for the cards to sit as they dry. Clean up afterwards with acetone and cotton pad. Cleans easily off fingers and nails too.
After drying, I pressed them under a heavy book overnight. They dried perfectly without rippling. Each piece of DIY stationery is a marbled masterpiece!
You can leave them as is, gorgeous and ready to send! Or add a personal touch with some hand lettering.
Tip for hand lettering: Use thick lines on the downstrokes and thin lines on the upstrokes.
Try out this easy marble technique on DIY stationery today, you’ll love it! For another great look for DIY stationery, try making these embossed DIY watercolor cards.
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Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun 5 days a week. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects.