After yesterday’s post about making an art smock from a garbage bag, you knew today’s post was going to be about a fun, messy project, right? Paper marbling is a bit messy, but lots of fun, and very frugal!
$5 Friday — Paper Marbling — This is awesome!
May 1, 2009 by
To do your own paper marbling, you will need: cardstock, liquid starch, water, 2 dish tubs large enough to hold a sheet of paper, acrylic paint, a bamboo skewer, and lots of paper towels.
In one dish tub, put enough liquid starch to fill the bottom of the tub. Add drops of acrylic paint. Try to have colors that go nicely together. We used red, orange, and yellow on pink cardstock paper. Beautiful!
A comb works nicely for swirling the colors too. Very gently lay the paper over the starchy paint. You may want to bend the paper in half and carefully unroll it into the paint to get the designed transfered well. Transfer the paper to the second tub filled with water, and rinse off the starch. The paint will remain on the paper. Lay on a flat surface to dry.
The finished paper looks like this! Also, the paper feels very soft when it is done, almost like micro-fiber. We will be making more crafts from our marbled paper in upcoming posts!
Here’s the cost breakdown for today:
Cardstock paper = on hand
Dish Tubs = on hand
Liquid Starch = $1.97
Acrylic Paint = $0.97 each x 3 = $2.91
Bamboo Skewers = on hand
Total Cost = $4.88!!