Sunday, 6 August 2017

Marbled Magic- Tutorial

Meet today's card. 
I called it Marbled Magic.  I love making marbled paper and I want to show you how super easy it is to create!
This card used a lovely recycled heart from a greeting card I received.

I took step-by step pictures to give you a better idea of what to do. 
I hope they help you see how it's done.
 So here we go.

Step One
Fill a container that is larger then the size of you cardstock piece and with approx. 2 inches of water.  I use an old container for this as you may get some staining.

Step 2
Randomly drop some nail polish over the surface of the water.  I try and spread them across the surface of the water.

Step 3
Next, take a small skewer and swirl the nail polish around in the water a bit.  It may stick a bit to the stick but if you lift it out quickly it shouldn't be a problem.
Now lay your piece of cardstock onto the surface of the water.
I used a heavy weight cardstock for mine.

Step 4
Lift it quickly out of the water and set aside to dry completely.
Your marbled paper is ready to use.

Well there you go and by the way, here is the nail polish I used which I bought at the Dollar Store.
*EDITED TO INCLUDE:  I recently tried using the Gel Nail Polish with not as nice results
so I suggest sticking with the regular kind.*

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will give it a try.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Glitter 'N' Sparkle- MONOCHROMATIC

Stamps- None
Paper- heavy weight white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- container for water, skewer, nail polish, recycled heart


SmilynStef said...

What gorgeous color choices for your marble ... absolutely lovely card.

stampingbowd said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Very cool!!!! There is a marbling kit at Michaels for 70% off. I have been so tempted to pick it up and I might just do it. I don't really have an extra pan lying around. :) I love the results of this technique! So very pretty!!!

aussie aNNie said...

I have used this tutorial and love it but the fumes are so strong...great results though and love this.xx

Unknown said...

The marbled background looks gorgeous!!! It looks so beautiful with the little blue heart bouquet! Thanks for the step by step tutorial, Karen!

Marina said...

Great technique and a lovely way to showcase the heart.

Mary Decker said...

You are an awesome artist! Thanks for the tutorial!

Aquarius said...

Thanks for sharing that brilliant technique - never heard of marbling with nail varnish

Gabi MeWi said...

Wonderful background and easy to make.

Annick said...

nice technique with a nice result, so I pinned this one !

Cara said...

Love the marbling, thanks for the step by step x

SD pooja said...

Beautiful marble paper :) I never tred it with nail polish ,thanks for sharing the steps :)

Pat said...

What a grat idea Karen and a fabulous result, also adore that pretty upcycled heart on top. TFS. x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for sharing this fun technique and how effective is it? Marvellous and of course every one is to look for old nail polishes! x

Bev Gerard said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Karen! I think this is going to be one of those things I'll need to "see/try for myself" ... LOL Your marbling is beautiful!

Sandy said...

Cool technique -- You can do the same thing and use alcohol inks in place of the nail polish.

cuilliesocks said...

Well Karen this looks a fab technique, and if it's one thing I have plenty of it's nail polish. Your card is gorgeous , I love the colours and tha floral heart, Kate x

Bonnie said...

Love this blue marbling, Karen! It's a beautiful backdrop for this gorgeous heart!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Karen
Gr Karin

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and more economical than using alcohol ink :-) Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us- hugs!

Carlene (aka Chatterbox-1) said...

Saw this on SCS...had to come over to tell you how gorgeous it really aced this technique. Last week saw a video on this tutorial, but like your clear explanation...thanks for info on tray and how much water you used!

Kia's Place said...

How fun Karen and it looks fabulous. Oh my goodness, more things to try!!

Brawny x said...

Oh I like the look of this. Fab card x

Loll said...

Your marbling is so beautiful, Karen. I haven't tried it with nail polish. Will have to check out the $1 store to see what colours they have. :) Love the gorgeous flowery heart on top. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Clever and beautiful, love the heart too.

Warrell Creations said...

Love the background you created, such a fun technique. Thank you for joining us at the Pile It On! Recycle Challenge. Marciava (DT)

Lou Sims said...

Fabulous project, full of detail, colour & texture. Many thanks for joining in with Love 2 Create Challenges 'Anything Goes' challenge. Lou (DT L2CC)

Bobby said...

You make it look so easy, Karen. It does make a great background.

Helen said...

Wow - this is beautiful - love your marbled background!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Barb said...

It's beautiful and I love the colours. A great technique Karen. Barbxx