How To

Use Paper Marbling To Make Impressive Cards And Stationary

Sometimes you might think that a craft is too good to be true. This Pinterest favorite is actually as easy as it looks with only a couple steps to make this gorgeous Marbled Paper. The swirled patterns look like something that would take a lot of time and effort to design, but we can show you how to achieve this look in minutes!

Very few items are needed to try paper marbling, the most important thing to remember is you will need a heavyweight paper. Regular paper will get too wet too fast and won't be able to dry flat. Other than that, it is super easy so go pick up some card stock and shaving cream and then try out this easy experiment!

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Materials Needed:

  • Foam shaving cream
  • Food coloring or other dye
  • Heavy weight paper
  • Painters tape
  • Paper towels or wax paper
  • Squeegee or ruler
  • Plastic spatula
  • Rectangular baking dish

Directions:

To protect the parts of your paper you don't want dyed, tape off the edges using painters tape. You can also use tape if you want to leave a white space anywhere on the paper.

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In a baking dish that is large enough to allow your paper to sit flat spray a good thick coat of shaving cream.

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Now it's time to start adding the colors! Just a bit of food coloring is all you need. We used a spray but the drops would work just as well!

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Take your spatula and gently fold the color through the shaving cream. Don't try to stir it in completely, you want to keep the patterns light and swirly!

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Don't worry too much about creating the perfect "marble" effect right in the pan because it will change a lot when you put the paper in.

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Put your paper into the shaving cream and gently press it so that as much of the paper is touching shaving cream. Be careful not to leave it in too long or it may become too saturated and won't dry properly.

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Pull the paper up by one corner and place it on a paper towel or wax paper.

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Grab your squeegee and scrape from one side to the other pulling all the shaving cream off.

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If there is any shaving cream left on the page simply use a paper towel to dab it off. To make sure your paper dries straight, you can place it under a heavy book.

When they are dry you can remove the tape revealing the amazing stationary that will make you wish you had a pen pal to write to!

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