Monday, June 25, 2007

How to Marble Paper

Since I've been out of town for a couple of days and have gotten no work done, I thought I'd post a how to instead of new work.
Here's what you will need:
1. Blank Paper 2. Glass tray 3. Shaving Cream 4. Stamp pad re-inkers or calligraphy ink. 5. Fork 6. Scrap piece of cardboard.

Start out by putting a layer of shaving cream in the glass dish.

Put dots of color into the shaving cream.

Using the fork spread the color around making a marbled pattern.

Put the paper face down and press it into the shaving cream. Don't be afraid to use good pressure.

Remove the paper from the shaving cream. Using a scrap piece of cardboard scrape the remainder of the shaving cream off in one big sweep using good pressure.
And viola! You can re-use the shaving cream a couple more times before it gets too muddy.

1 comment:

Debra Jones said...

I always avoid this shaving cream technique because it just seems so messy... but you make it look so neat and clean! Thanks for reinspiring me to try it!

Debra J