Paper Marbling With Food Dye and Shaving Cream

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A quick and easy way to marble paper!

Step 1:

Step 2:

~ Supplies ~

~ Ruler

~ Food Dye

~ Shaving Cream (make sure it is foam)

~ Painters Tape

~ Envelopes/ Paper

~ Plates

~ Tooth Picks or Spatula

~ Tray

Step 3:

Start by taping off any areas of the paper you do not want to be marbled. Since I started by marbling the flap of the envelope, I also used a different piece of paper to help cover up the area I wasn't marbling.

Step 4:

Cover the tray in a layer of shaving cream. Then, add a few drops of food dye onto the shaving cream. Next, take the spatula or the tooth pick and mix the food dye with the shaving cream. I use the tooth pick when I want to create more of a pattern. Using the spatula will create more of the marbled look.

Step 5:

Next, press the paper on top of the shaving cream. Then, pull up the paper and take the rule and scrape the shaving cream off. Let dry before using.

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Slippery arm

2 years ago

In second grade my science teacher used the wrong kind of shaving cream,it did not work.in conclusion Always use foamy stuff

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nanaverm

3 years ago

Wow! I didn't know you could use regular paper & food dye for this! Thanks!

It's spectacular on glossy or photo paper.

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craft within reachnanaverm

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you! I'll have to try it on the glossy paper! I've also seen where people use the same technique on fabric.

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kandiceaz

3 years ago

I just have to try this for our next charity card event. thanks so much for sharing.

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rflowers2

3 years ago

I can't wait to give it a try, thanks for sharing :-)

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Tait_Clements

3 years ago

I love this idea and it's numerous other applications. I'll have to see if I can add it to my growing list of things to try. :)