Sunday, 6 February 2011

Marbling Backgrounds

I had a little play today with oil paints and white spirits.

I mixed them together to make a liquid and using a pipette dropped the mixture into a tray of water.

I used a cocktail stick to swirl into the droplets.

Once I'd got an interesting pattern, I laid different types of card on the top of the water.

Some of the cardstock was glossy and some was matt.

Some was white and some was cream.


downrightcrafty said...

oh wow not seen this done in years and every sheet is always so different and so pretty too
great playtime you have had :)
Kate xx

Carol Q said...

fabulous Sam, really lovely effects

Angela Weimer said...

What a great technique! love the blue ones they remind me of waves in the ocean. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Zoechaos said...

oil and water that sounds messy LOL fabulous results very tasty backgrounds. XOXO Zoe

Chris said...

Fab backgrounds, Sam. Not done these for a long while. Time to revisit some old techniques!

JoZart said...

Oooh, don't yo just love it when you lift them off? They are wonderful. We did some at CHA with Smooches pearlised paints. Great fun.
Jo x

Netty said...

They have made beautiful backgrounds. Brill. Annette x

Neet said...

Some lovely backgrounds there - love marbelling but always forget about it.
Have you tried shaving foam with reinkers dropped on? Then there's always the Smooches one I mentioned on my blog which I have just done at CHA.
Same results just different methods - but fun!

craftytrog said...

These look brilliant Sam! Look forward to seeing how you use them xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Sam, Just called in to see what you are up to. These look great. Will have to have a go.
Regards Florence.

Femmy said...

these backgrounds are simply gorgeous!!!

Deborah said...

These look great! I've only done ink on shaving foam.

LazyKay said...

What a great selection, lovely subtle backgrounds - you'll be able to do loads with these, lots of scope.


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