Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dazzling Marbled Paper

 

Paper marbling is a method that one can use to decorate paper or fabric.

 

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It gets it's name because the finished product looks a lot like a smooth marble or stone. The process involves floating ink or paint on top of water.The next step would be carefully laying a piece of paper on top of the water. The patterns created by the floating colors are transferred onto the paper.

 

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Directions on How To Make Marbled Paper

Cover table to protect from water and paint.

Pour enough water on a large tray or pan, about one inch or so. Those aluminum pans sold at the dollar store work fine.

Prepare paints to be added to the water.

 

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Lightly drip different paint colors onto the surface, so they float. A few drops at a time works best.

 

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Lift paper or fabric gently, and admire the stunning print.

 

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9 comments:

  1. This is super, super, super, super cool! I think we might just try this tomorrow!! I love it!

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  2. This is just so beautiful! I'd love to do this with my three's. I'd also like to know what type of paint you used, as well as the type of paper. Would liquid water colors work? Have you ever mixed different types of paint within one piece?

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  3. Hi everyone, I tried this same exact project and I used food coloring and water paints. Not sure what Casa Maria used but both gave me the same result. I love this!! We had so much fun doing it. Thank you Casa Maria for sharing with us!! :)

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  4. What kind of paints did you use? And it looks like there is oil. Did you add oil as well?

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    1. We used liquid watercolors mixed with a few drops of vegetable oil.

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  5. Wow, must try this in our homeschool!!

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