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marbled paper

Courtney and Lizzy made some beautiful marbled papers for our “trend walls.” As the designers are developing a trend, they designate a wall in the hallway where they post all kinds of inspirational images, artwork, magazine tears, trims, etc. You’ll have to wait a few months to see what comes of the trend with the marbled colors… The painting sure looks like fun though!
Here are some of the supplies and tips:
Paper was from Pearl Paint
Big white tub was from Ikea
The marbling kit was from Pearl too.
Innovative Marbling Suminagashi Dye Ink Set:
6 colors, in 12 ml. tubes and it comes with instructions!!
The girls put a little baby oil (does not come in the set) in the water too, just to make it more interesting. Wherever the oil is, the paper will remain white.
Check out the comments from an expert marbler for some more tips…

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help, please <3 -April 4, 2008, 9:58AM

cool paper :)
just a quick question.. what happend to your Hibiscus Jersey Short Style #: –75L0289. Almost every size and color was in stock and then all of a sudden I can’t even find the link to this product anymore. Is there anyway I could still purchase it? please please help. THANKS!

Samantha -April 4, 2008, 10:18AM

You must give a “how to” on this marble paper~
pretty please?

Myranda e. -April 4, 2008, 11:39AM

HOW DO YOU DO THIS???? How do you lift the paper off the water? Won’t it drip down? For Tips: My e-mail is

Dez -April 4, 2008, 3:59PM

This is so cool and looks like fun, I’d love to know what supplies are needed to do this!

Paige -April 4, 2008, 4:32PM

wow! those look so neat! how did they make those? what kind of paint is that?

Ilse -April 4, 2008, 5:44PM

That’s amazing! I learned how to make this at school. It’s really beautifull and you’ll never know how it’s gonne look like before you start.
Great idea! xx I.

lizzie -April 4, 2008, 11:37PM

Can you post instructions?

The Fashion Assistant and her Camera -April 5, 2008, 7:33AM

wow that’s soooo coool wonder if you could do that for paper fabric or paper silk that would be interesting.

Camela -April 6, 2008, 12:17AM

this is beautiful.
what type of paint is best for this?

fpgirl -April 7, 2008, 7:51AM

For “help, please” I’ll find out about those shorts. Answer coming soon.

fpgirl -April 7, 2008, 7:52AM

Wow! I guess I’ll have to get the instructions for you all. How-to coming soon!

AC4Life -April 8, 2008, 6:11AM

You need oil paints and paint thinner. Mix the paint in small cups with a tiny bit of paint thinner until the mixture is liquid. Then get a basin and fill it with water. Drip the colors you want onto the top of the water, it won’t mix with the water or with each other immediately because of the paint thinner. Then swirl it around and place a piece of paper on top for a few seconds. 10 is best. Then remove carefully so the colors don’t mix. And less is more, so don’t overload on paint in the tub. You can get a few print off of it. I did this with kids at my camp (I’m an arts and crafts counselor). Good luck!

Sam -April 8, 2008, 8:27PM

Does it work on fabrics as well?

AC4Life -April 12, 2008, 11:54AM

I don’t know exactly. I can tell you I got it on several pairs of cotton sports shorts and it hasn’t come out…so the paint definitely stays but I don’t know if the pattern would transfer over to fabric as nicely as it does on paper.

Wendy -April 26, 2008, 11:51AM

you should use marble paper idea for artwork in the next catalog!!

Aline -August 28, 2008, 8:10AM

It’s beautiful your work.!!!!!!!!
How to?
I’d like to now how to do it…
by using cheap and recycled material

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