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Paper Marbling ~ A Crafty Tutorial

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Have you ever seen Paper Marbling and wanted to make it? I promise this craft is as fun as it is easy! With a few supplies, you can create a piece for show, or use the finished piece for other projects! Keep reading to find out more! This tutorial was created for Get Creative With Us. A video tutorial can be found in the Get Creative With Us Facebook Group. Be sure to pin this post to save it for later!

Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

The art of Paper Marbling can be done several ways. This tutorial will show you how to marble with shaving cream. Oils, paper starch, even milk have been used as the liquid base. Inks can also vary. Nail polish can be used and works great on other surfaces besides paper. Today though, we’ll be learning about marbling with foam shaving cream.

What you’ll need:

Gather your supplies. Some inks may not be washable. Be sure to protect hands and work surfaces.

Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Spray foam shaving cream into container that fits your paper size. A cookie sheet, plate, aluminum pans are all options. Once a layer of shaving cream is put in container, spread it out as even as possible.
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Using ink droppers, food coloring, or paint, add drops as desired.
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Using a toothpick, the handle of a paint brush, or another similar object, spread ink/paint/color around in foam.
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Carefully place paper straight down in ink.
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

After a few seconds, carefully pull up paper.
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

With straight edge, scrap off any excess foam shaving cream and scrap into extra dish. Set aside to dry. These can be put flat on a protective surface or hung to dry. The type of paper will depend on how long it takes to dry. IE: regular paper takes longer than photo paper.
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized DesignsIf shaving cream isn’t too blended, continue to make as many as you’d like. Wash off or dispose of container and begin again for new projects!
Paper Marbling A Crafty Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Other things you can do with this technique:

Other items may be required for the following projects:

  • Cards/Invites
  • Scrap Booking
  • Bookmark
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Framed Wall Art
  • Origami
  • 3D Paper Crafts (such as flowers, containers, etc)
  • Envelopes
  • Gift Tags
  • Book Covers
  • Fabric (with fabric dye)
  • Paper Banner
  • Easter Eggs (Using food safe dyes and whipped topping/cool whip)
  • Canvases
  • Stationary/Journal
  • Cupcake Liners (Using food safe dyes and whipped topping/cool whip)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I would love to see any projects you make. Be sure follow Get Creative With Us for a new fun project every week!

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