Launching a new product: DIY Bookbinding Kits17/03/2020
Marbling Paints: 3 Brands on Test12/05/2020
March was definitely all about getting out of my comfort zone and use all the tools the digital world offers us to share my craft with my community on Instagram.
If you missed my Paper Marbling Live Demo on Instagram don’t worry! I recorded the video and now you can watch it here.
I had so much fun marbling live for my audience on Instagram… I would certainly repeat it. But till then, here is a look at what I talked about:
- First things first: there are dozens of techniques and ways of marbling, so don’t give up if you haven’t yet found the technique that works for you. It took me some time and a lot of testing, but I found a technique that works just as I pictured it in my mind. This technique is based on the marbling paints and materials from the German brand Deka Marble, which are the same products I use for my day-to-day work in the craft room and for the DIY Paper Marbling Kit I launched a few weeks ago.
- The basic tools for marbling: a marbling tray, brushes, bamboo sticks…
- Marbling is a way of meditation for me, so I try to go with the flow and paint whatever pattern I feel like. There are a few standard patterns like stone, suminagashi, double marbling… don’t worry too much about getting a perfect pattern, but to enjoy the process and play with the colours!
- You can marble all kinds of surfaces, from paper to fabric and even wood! I specialize in paper marbling, so here is my tip: test, test, test all kinds of papers! I like to work with fine art papers from brands like Hahnehmühle, Fabriano, Canson. The paper should be at least 80 gr. I prefer something between 100 gr – 160 gr. My DIY Paper Marbling Kit includes 25 sheets of Hahnemühle paper in 100gr which is suitable for bookbinding and other craft projects.
- Paper Marbling in 3-steps:
- Apply the marbling paints using a brush or a bamboo stick
- Place the paper on the surface of the marbling bath to “print” your design
- Pull off the paper, rinse it and let it dry
Are you ready for marbling and can’t wait any longer to start? I’ve got you covered! Check out this DIY Paper Marbling Kit available in my shop: it includes all materials and tools needed for paper marbling, video tutorials, a PDF with step-by-step instructions and a video-call to clear all your questions! Isn’t this cool?
If you have any comments or want to know more about marbling just drop me a message: I would love to read and help you.