Learning to marble

We try our hand at the very popular marbling technique


A Step-by-step guide to Marbling

Howdy all! We’ve been seeing marbled things everywhere and of course we had to try it out for ourselves.. but before we could go on to making magical marbled creations, we thought we’d show you how we got on while we learnt to marble. It’s simple and way too much fun because every time you do it you get such a different outcome. The only thing you can control really is the colour combinations you make. So here’s the first step in our journey to many marbled creations.. join us!


Hi guys! It’s Mei Kwee & Zara S. We thought we’d try our hands at marbling today and here’s how it turned out. If you like mixing colours and creating patterns (and getting bait messy) this is the project for you..

Bloesem kids crafts | Learning to marble

What you’ll need:
* Nail polish colours of your choice
* Paper / card stock (thicker paper will wrinkle less)
* Chop stick
* A tray or basin
* Water


Step 1: Pour water into the tray. The paper will float at the top so put in water about half the depth of the tray.

Step 2: Add the nail colours in. You can add as many as you want. We chose to mix 2 of our favourite colours for this combination but we always tried out some with 3 and another pattern with just 1 colour. Go wild, you’ll never know what you come up with, that’s the beauty of marbling.

Step 3: Use the chopstick or toothpick to swirl the colours around. We used a zig zag motion upwards and downwards to mix the colours together to create the marble effect.

Step 4: Almost done… place the paper quickly onto the surface of the water. It is best to do this in a place with little wind so the nail polish does not dry before you place the paper onto it.

Bloesem kids crafts | Learning to marble

3 outcomes of our marbling tests! The first and second were made using 2 polish colours and in the last one we added a slightly darker pink colour to the original mixture of colours. We love how they turned out but definitely want to try more colour combinations! It’s kind of addictive because every try creates such a different effect.

.. Mei Kwee & Zara S.
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