DIY: Marbleized Paper Goods

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Photos By: Victoria Hudgins

Paper marbling is a technique that has been around for a long time. The process leaves a beautiful impression on paper giving a high design style to invitations, gift tags and stationery. For your wedding why not take this traditional paper impact a little further by saturating your paint and marbling in a bold, modern and fresh way?
 
 
Materials:
Heavy stock white paper, 2-3 colors of acrylic paints, a shallow pan and water.
 
 
Step One:
Begin by dropping each of your paints into the water filled pan. Drip the paints in a straight line one at a time.
 
 
Step Two:
Using a kitchen skewer, blend the paints together. When you do this some of the paint will rise to the top but (unlike normal marbling) the weight of the paint will allow a majority of it to remain on the bottom of the pan.
 
 
Step Three:
Holding your paper on both ends make a U shape with it and set it in the water, bottom of the U first. This will prevent any air bubbles from ending up in your final design.
 
 
Step Four:
Once the paper is entirely in the pan quickly take two fingers and push it toward the bottom of your pan. Swirl it around the bottom of the pan in a circular motion, this is where it picks up the bold saturation.
 
 
Step Five:
Pull the paper out and let dry for 6-8 hours.
 
 
Once the paper is dry, cut it up for tags, seating cards or any other paper-based project you've dreamed up.
 
 
 
Project styling, design concept + photography by Victoria Hudgins
 
 

 

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Last Updated: December 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm
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