Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tips and Tricks for using Marbling Paint

Marbling paint is an easy way to create abstract art. My kids and I tried it out and each came up with a completely different look using the same 2-3 colors. Learn tips and tricks to creating your own marbling art.

Tips and Tricks for using Marbling Paint

A few weeks ago, I received a surprise package from Plaid. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen all the goodies they sent. Anyway, one of the things in the package was marbling paint and some wooden plaques.

We finally got around to trying out the marbling paint. Marbling is mesmerizing - it's super fun to watch.

Since this was our first attempt at marbling, it was a bit of a learning process. There are a few tricks that we learned to make it go smoother.

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Marbling Paint

Tips and Tricks for Using Marbling Paint

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Supplies needed for Marbling

Marbling paint
Wood plaques or canvas
Foil pans
Paper cups

tips for marbling paint

Tips for Using Marbling Paint

Tip #1 - We used Plaid's Marbling Paint - the float medium is already in the paint, so you just pour and swirl.

Tip #2 - You need at least 2 colors, but can use as many colors as you'd like.

Tip #3 - Use disposable foil trays to catch the mess. Paper cups placed in the trays can keep the art out of the mess while it dries, while allowing any extra drips to stay contained.

Tip #4 - Use A LOT more paint than you think is necessary. We all had to continue to add more paint to finish off the edges.

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  1. Wow, Rachel! These turned out so well! I've seen all of those cool videos on Facebook showing people making these but I never knew the behind the scenes info, so thanks. You've made me want to try this and I think it's something my crafty son would enjoy--WITH my assistance, lol.

  2. Thanks for all the great tips! I love using marbling paint, so fun!

  3. Ok, this is such a cool idea! I totally want to marble all the things now!

  4. I've been wanting to try my hand at marbling! I bet my kids would love it too.

  5. I have wanted to work with marbled paint for forever. Now I want to more than ever. The finished results look so amazing.