Yesterday Brook came over and we had an absolute blast making marbled paper!! Today, I'm going share how we made our super neat paper!!
Cheap Shaving Cream
"Posh Rainbow Ink" (Food Coloring works too)
Old Cookie Sheet
White Paper or Cardstock
Stick, Pen, Paintbrush or Other Utensil
Lots of Paper Towels!!
Step 1: SHAVING CREAM LAYER
Squirt a bunch of shaving cream onto your cookie sheet that is about the size of your paper and about as thick as your thumb.
Spread the shaving cream (just like cake icing) to make an even layer.
Step 2: ADD INK OR FOOD COLORING
We used some Posh Rainbow Inks that I bought on clearance at Michael's months ago. However, I've heard that food coloring works just as well!!
Squirt small droplets of ink (or food coloring) onto your shaving cream layer.
This takes some practice, but we found that just shaking the bottle and not squeezing it worked the best.
Add your various colors so you have a significant amount of ink on the shaving cream.
Step 3: SWIRL THE COLORS
Drag your utensil (we used the wrong end of a pen) through the ink and down into the shaving cream and swirl the colors. There are soooo many different patterns you can make!!
Step 4: MARBLE THE PAPER
Lay your paper or cardstock face down and gently press it into the cream mixture.
Be sure the paper is completely pressed into the shaving cream because you don't want any blank spaces!!
Peel your paper (or cardstock) off of the mixture and set aside for about 10 minutes.
Press as many sheets of paper into the mixture until you don't have any cream left!!
Step 5: REVEAL THE MARBLED PAPER
Be sure to wait 10 minutes before moving onto this step!! If you don't then you'll get smeared ink on your page and it'll be really messy!!
After the page has dried for about 10 minutes, take a paper towel and gently remove the excess cream mixture from the page.
Brook found that wiping the page in one direction using even pressure worked best to remove the cream.
These are the first two pages made with this batch of inked cream...
Here's a close up of one of the pages...
These are the next 2 pages we made...
Isn't that awesome!! I can't emphasize how much fun we had making these marbled papers!! I can't wait to find a cool project to use our pages on!!
Thanks for reading!! Until next time...