What do you need for marbling paper?
You will need:
- Lots of old newspaper to protect your table.
- A large tray with deep sides (we used a foil roasting tin)
- A large jug of cold water.
- Some marbling paint or marbling ink in different colours (you can buy this in craft shops)
- Pieces of paper or card (small enough to fit in the tray)
- A pencil.
What kind of paint do you use for paper marbling?
The marbling process involves floating acrylic paint on top of a base of thickened water, swirling and moving the paint into unique patterns, then dipping in a piece of wood that will be stained with the pattern.
How do you make marble prints?
Spray 2-4 colors of paint into the water in quick rotation. The paint will rest on the surface of the water like magic! Keep going till you have a good film of paint on top of the water. Step 2: QUICKLY (otherwise the paint won’t mix properly), drag a skewer through the paint to create a marble pattern.
Does acrylic paint float on water?
Squirt a drop of acrylic paint onto the tip of a skewer. Touch the water surface with the skewer tip so the paint transfers to the surface of the water. It should float.
Can you water marble with acrylic paint?
First, start by slightly watering down your paint. Add equal parts water to your acrylic paint and mix with a wooden skewer. Slowly drip the paint into your liquid starch mixture.
Can you make marbling ink?
Things You’ll Need Save money by making your own mableizing ink. Beautiful hand-marbleized paper is often used in bookmaking or other paper crafts. The marbling pigments sold by most arts-and-crafts suppliers can be quite expensive and are not always readily available.
What is the best paint for marbling?
Acrylic Paint Acrylic craft paint can also be used for water marbling, and it is a good paint to pick if you’re wanting to do this craft with kids as almost all acrylic paints are non-toxic. Before you can begin the water marbling process with acrylic paints, you first need to thicken the water you will be using.