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?
Heavy stock white paper, 2-3 colors of acrylic paints, a shallow pan and water.
Begin by dropping each of your paints into the water filled pan. Drip the paints in a straight line one at a time.
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.
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.
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.
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