How to make a really cool marble effect card!

Hey guys! I am so excited about today’s post!

I wanted to make a unique and special card for my aunt’s birthday. I was thinking about using my TS9521C Pixma Canon photo printer. I decided to experiment instead. It’s always good to try new things, especially when it comes to crafts.

Well, guess what!!!! I am so happy that I decided to experiment, because now I have this super cool project to share with you guys!☺️

To make this card, you will need:

  • 100% pure corn starch.
  • Mod Podge- gloss
  • Acrylic white paint.
  • Acrylic modeling paste.
  • Water.
  • White cardstock.
  • India ink.
  • Popsicle sticks(one)
  • Paper plates(two)
  • Teaspoon.
  • Cup(one)

I know that it seams like a lot of ingredients, but it’s totally worth it!😊

Once you have gathered all of your supplies, you can start by putting eight teaspoons of water into your cup, then add one overflowing teaspoon of cornstarch and mix till combined, or until it looks like this:

After that you will then pour your mixture on your paper plate!

The next step is to add three teaspoons of white acrylic paint to your solution. I found out a super cool trick for getting your paint out of your teaspoon easily, no mess! If you put cornstarch all around your teaspoon (like a little dusting), your paint will plop right out!😃

Then mix well. One thing that you might notice is that there will be globs of paint in your cornstarch water, but don’t panic because those globs will have disappeared when we are ready to start marbling!

Next, add one teaspoon of modeling paste. Modeling paste can get REALLY expensive, so if you don’t have any, or have some but it cost like $30 and you are a little bit hesitant to use it for this project, I suggest using Artist Loft Modeling Paste (You can find it right here) Don’t forget to use a coupon!☺️

Then mix. It might take a while for the paste to combine with the other ingredients. Then add two more teaspoons of water (this makes your mixture not so thick and easy to use) Next, add your Mod Podge. You will need two teaspoons.

Then, using your popsicle stick, mix thoroughly. Then grab your aluminum foil, shiny side down, place it on your surface. This will keep your surface clean. This mixture is messy and really tough to get off surfaces. Trust me, I found that out the hard way!

Now separate your mixture evenly between both plates. This will give you the ability to do two different color patterns!

I don’t know if you can see but I have separated them. The bottom of the plate is white and the mixture is white. This makes it harder to see in the photo!

Next, add the India ink! I like to use two colors. Three might mud! They always say that artists work in odd numbers. I have to admit that it’s true, they do, but sometimes they don’t! Today we are going to use about five drops of ink per color (I guess we’re artists!)😂

One thing that I find really amusing about this, is that once the ink hits the solution, the solution almost immediately consumes the ink! I have no clue why, but my guess is that the water and acrylic paint mixed together along with the other ingredients are strong enough to bury the ink!🤔

One thing I like to do, is make bubbles with my dropper. This adds for a cooler and more interesting effect! Also, dropping some ink beside one color can make the colors mixed together to form a really cool color. In this case it’s green!

Here’s my other plate! In case you’re wondering, the color names of my inks are: Golden yellow and Turquoise. This one is: Aqua and Cherry red. I love this blend because it almost makes a galaxy-like effect!

Next, cut your white card stock so that it is the card size that you prefer. In this case, the smaller the better!

Now it’s time for the fun part!😝 So be ready to have some fun! Ok crafter, lets get started. Place your “card” or about to be card in to your mixture. Do not stir. Let it sit there for a few seconds and then pull it out. Next, place it on the aluminum foil and let it sit there till dry. Repeat till all of the mixture is gone!

Isn’t that so cool? I love it!😊

Check this one out!

I love the texture that this technique gives you! I hope that you have enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to come back for more AWESOME and CREATIVE ideas! Till next time, KEEP CRAFTING!😉

Hello, my name is Lilah. I am so thrilled that you've stopped by to cheek out my blog! I love art and nature. Art is definitely a huge part of my life. I love spending my spare time creating. My goal is not to worry about imperfection but to embrace it and move on! Because art isn't about being perfect.


February 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm

This is an awesome craft. You have totally inspired me to try this! I can’t wait to see your next post!

Kathy Linde
February 2, 2019 at 9:47 pm

Wow, those are awesome!!!! That would be
Fun to try on a canvas too! Love your posts!!!!

February 2, 2019 at 9:52 pm

What a great tutorial and project!

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