Each month I have a new craft obsession. One month is knitting, another month is calligraphy, and lately it’s been marbling everything. Marbling is everything, people. And it’s ridiculously easy. In ten minutes, you can have an army of uniquely marbled sheets to cover everything from books, to pencils, to pets. Marbled pets, can you imagine?? Anywho, this super easy step-by-step will show y’all how to marble paper. Careful! It’s addicting! Your first project? Marbled notebook covers, of course! Let’s do this.
Now, there are so many ways to marble. And you can marble with almost any kind of paint. And even with food coloring! After testing out several marbling theories and techniques (and getting covered in paint!), here are a few of my faves. Marbling with spray paint is one of the easier ways to marble. You simply spray the paint on the water, dip, and go.
The colors mix together beautifully! The only setback is that some of the paint may form little globs and stick to the surface of the paper. I wanted some marbled stickers so I dipped sticker sheets into the paint! It’s out of this world! Get it?
The next (and most common way) to marble is using oil paints, water, and turpentine. It gets a little messy, but is lovely to look at!
Once you’ve marbled all the papers, lay them out on your patio like someone like me who just oozes class. Place a few rocks on them to weigh them down so they dry flat.
Now let’s make the notebooks!
Pretty, right?! I may love these notebooks WAY too much. I’m planning to just carry a stash with me at all times to bribe people into becoming my friend.
The stickers turned out pretty awesome. I love these colors together. Pastels are having a bit of a moment in my book. And macarons are ALWAYS having a moment in my book.
Easy enough, right?! Get over those marbling fears and create a collection to jot down your pretty thoughts! This isn’t the end of the marbling journey. 😉
styling & photography \\ Lexy Ward