Do you love getting fun and unexpected designs when painting? These DIY marbling techniques are the perfect way to get a really cool paint pattern with little effort. Here are 9+ marbling crafts to inspire your next marble painting project.
How To Get Marble Effect
Shaving Cream and Paint: You can print off of shaving cream and watercolor, acrylic or food coloring to get a marble paper or item (see the eggs in this list).
Water and Spray Paint: Several of the marbling crafts in this list are done by adding spray paint to water and dipping the item in.
Water and Nail Polish: This technique can be done super quickly and if you mess up, just wipe those areas up with a little nail polish remover.
Acrylic Paint Pour
Oil and Food Coloring
Liquid Starch and Paint
Marbling Crafts For Beginners
These beginner crafts are the perfect way to practice getting a faux marble effect. Whether you want to use spray paint, nail polish or acrylic paint this list has a fun DIY idea for you.
This fun craft uses nail polish in water to create a cool marbleized design on white ceramic mugs. Just make sure that you only dip the bottom of the mug to keep it food safe. Read more about how to also make these dishwasher-safe mugs.
Use your old glass jars and spray paint marbling to create a cheap Halloween decoration. Add spooky eyeball candies to complete the fun jar. The best part is that if you mess up, you are only using an old jar and can just try again.
Create a marble look by doing a paint pour on a pumpkin, canvas or wood. This fun painting technique will for sure give you some unexpected results.
What is the best marbling technique?
It depends on what you are marbling. For 3-d crafts, spray paint marbling or nail polish marbling is your best bet. For paper crafts, you can use any method that you like best. If working with kids we would just consider picking the safest and least toxic method.
What are tips to be successful with the water marbling technique?
If you are dipping an item into the water, then you need to work quickly. Spray paint, acrylic paint and nail polish can get “goopy” in the water. Make sure you completely clean out the old paint before doing another item.