Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Marbling Tutorial with shaving foam and food colouring

As promised here is my marbling tutorial as posted on Get Messy a few weeks ago.

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What you will need:
  • Shaving foam
  • Food Colouring
  • Thick paper/card
  • Paper towels
  • A ruler
  • A baking dish/wash basin
  • Paint brush/ or something with a pointed end.
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Start off by filling your baking tray/wash basin with lots of shaving foam, letting it expand. Next put in your food colouring, I used the end of a paintbrush to draw the swirly patterns but I have read online that some people like to use a spatula or a toothpick. Careful not to over mix…just yet! I like using pink and blue because once I’ve made enough paper I over mix to get a nice lilac swirl.
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Place the card into the basin, gently press on the paper, have a little peek to make sure you have all of the underside of the paper covered. Don’t leave the paper too long otherwise it’ll get all soggy and wet.
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Now for the messy part- peel the paper away, placing it on top of a paper towel or surface you don’t mind getting shaving foam on. Take your ruler and scrape away the shaving cream and hey presto! You have a beautiful marbled piece of paper; just leave to dry and if you find your paper is a bit wrinkled just put it under some heavy books.
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Have a play around with how much food colouring you add and how much you mix things up, by playing around with marbling I have found lots of cool patterns. I have also started to experiment with different types of paper, some worked great some not so much.
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