Make these quick and easy crafty creations using our DecoArt
misters to create vibrant & colourful patterns for wrapping paper, book
covers, book marks and envelopes.
What You Will Need
Dovecraft 5” x 7” white envelopes
Dovecraft White A4 card
White A4 paper
DecoArt Acrylic Misters – Primary Magenta and Cyan
Water, Container – must be big enough to fit your paper in
Santoro Mirabelle Raffia
Fiskars intricate lotus punch
Dovecraft Butterfly stamp
Kraft gift box & blank notebook
How to Marble on
Put water into your container and add a few
drops of your colourful acrylic misters to the water.
Using a coffee stirrer, swirl the paint mixture
to create your desired marbled effect.
Place your paper flat on top of the water for a
few seconds and lift the paper off the water to reveal the swirled pattern.
Leave to dry before making your projects.
Project 1: Book Mark
Once your marbled paper is dry, you can make your book mark
by cutting a 19cm by 5.3cm rectangle and cutting curves around the corners. To
give your bookmark more support, cut a piece of card to size and stick to the
back of the marbled paper using double sided tape. To finish, we have printed 3
clear butterfly stamps onto marbled paper, cut them out and added them to the book
Project 2: Gift Wrap
With your marbled paper, cut a 30cm x 10.3cm rectangle to
create a band. Wrap the paper around your gift box and use double sided tape to
stick where the ends meet at the back. For a rustic finish, we have decorated
our box by creating a bow using raffia ribbon.
Project 3: Book Cover
This quick and easy project will make a great gift for
someone who loves stationery. Wrap your marbled paper around your chosen
notebook and securely stick onto the cover. Cut the excess marbled paper for a
neat and clean finish. Stick the edges of the marbled paper with double sided
tape to ensure they do not curl.
Project 4: Marbled Envelopes
Cut a 22cm x 18.2cm piece of paper to create your insert for
your 5” x 7” envelope. Place your marbled paper inside the envelope and
carefully cut the excess from the marbled paper so it is the same shape at the
envelope opening fold. Finish by sticking the marbled paper using double sided
If you want to decorate the front of your envelopes, cut a
3.9cm x18.3cm band of your marbled paper and stick to the bottom of your
envelope. We have then used the Fiskars intricate lotus punch to create two
paper flowers. Layer the lotuses at an angel and stick to the envelope to give
a floral finish.
Marbling on paper is a good introduction to crafting for
children and they will love seeing the swirled creations. Have you done any
marbling recently? Remember to share it in our project gallery.