It’s back to school time and if you’re looking for something too cool for school, I’ve got you covered! Marbling is such a fun way to customize a project. You’ll enjoy making these notebooks just as much as the final result! All you have to do is add marbling medium to your favorite paint colors and enjoy!
What you'll need:
- Martha Stewart Marbling Medium
- Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Paint: Wedding Cake, Flamingo Pink, Wild Salmon, and Green Curry
- Martha Stewart Stenciling Tape
- Wax Paper
- Paper Towels
- Small Clear Cups
- Pens (optional)
- Toothpick (optional)
STEP 1: Wipe down your surface with a damp cloth to rid it of any dust and dirt.
STEP 2: Once your surface is prepped, combine one part paint to two parts marbling medium to each small cup. You'll end up with a consistency similar to buttermilk.
STEP 3: Tape off any areas that you don't want marbled. In my case, I didn't want the rings of my notebook to be marbled so I covered them.
TIP: Place wax paper under the front cover of your notebook to prevent paint from dripping inside the notebook.
STEP 5: Using the cup, drizzle the first color onto the surface. Repeat with remaining colors.
STEP 6: Tilt the surface to create a unique marbled design.
Repeat Steps 1 through 6 to make matching pens and even a smaller notebook! Again, make sure to tape off any areas you don't want marbled.
TIP: For a different look, drag a toothpick across the surface (see below for results). Let it drip from the edges.
TIP: Having your notebook on top of wax paper helps with the mess and keeps it from sticking to the paper so that it can dry. Drying time depends on the project but these little guys were completely dry overnight.
You can use the marbling medium on various different surfaces and it's so easy, that even kids can do it! So marble your heart out :-)
I hope you enjoyed learning how to create these back to school marbled notebooks! Feel free to share with a friend who wants to go back to school in style!
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