On Mass Appeal we are going to learn to marble paint together. I’m new at this too btw, but I’m already in love with all the things I can make. This week I learned all the DON’T more than the DO’s of these techniques but I’m getting better at it. I marbled glass, jewelry, leather, plastic, wood, and paper. Because I like to focus on crafts you can do with your kids, we won’t be doing nail polish ON YOUR NAILS tomorrow because it is far too messy and difficult for TV. (After all we only have 4 minutes!) Instead we are going to show you a few quick and easy techniques you can do with items from… my favorite place, THE DOLLAR STORE. Here are a few blog posts I found on marble painting you might enjoy. I’ll see you in three weeks!!
We’ve been loving the marbled nail polish trend so much that we decided to try it out on our stemware! This marble-dipping technique is super quick and fun, and the spray paint won’t flake off (just remember to hand-wash these glasses once they’re dipped).
- Champagne flutes or other glasswear
- Large plastic bin
- Spray paint in black, white, and gold
- Latex gloves
- Wood skewer
- Drop cloth
Step 1: Fill plastic bin with three to four inches of water, then start spraying the surface of the water with one of your paint colors.
Step 2: Spray circles in the center of each layer of paint, rotating colors.
Step 3: Use a wood skewer to swirl the paint and create your desired marbled design.
Step 4: Holding the top of a clean, dry champagne flute, dip the stem into your bin.
Step 5: Submerge the bottom of the glass (making sure not to hit the bottom of the bin), then pull it out quickly. Hold the glass over the bin for a minute to let any excess water drip off.
Step 6: Let stemware dry upside down overnight.
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: foam shaving cream, acrylic paint, toothpick, card stock paper
Step 1: Fill your pan half way with shaving cream and drop in a few drops of acrylic paint.
Step 2: Swirl your pattern with a toothpick. There is no real right way to do this, so have fun!
Step 3: Dip your heavy card stock paper into the paint and cream mixture and let sit for 5 minutes.
Step 4: After a few minutes, scrap off the shaving scream with a squeegee or a piece of cardboard and let dry
P.S. You CAN marble fabric with the shaving cream method. Just use fabric paint OR acrylic paints and fabric medium. For a soft touch, I use Jacquard brand fabric paints.