Summertime DIY Marbled Paper!

by | August 8th, 2016 | 4

I don’t know about you, but sometimes-just sometimes, I get discontent with the “monotony” of my craft. I have that moment of needing to step outside of my comfortable little box and take on an adventure!  Today, that adventure is delving into making marbled paper with Clearsnap® Smooch Accent Inks and water!  This inking technique is so easy-even for us “adventure” seekers!


I created this Summertime themed card using the marbling technique; it adds a pop of color without much of an effort!


I began with a bowl of water (this technique is achievable on just about any size paper so size the container accordingly) and several colors of Smooch Accent Ink.


I added ink to the surface of the water (which is key) by simply dipping the tip of the Smooch Accent Ink applicator into the water; note-the ink is “lost” if it falls to the bottom of the container.  Once I’ve randomly added ink to the surface of the water, I create the swirl effect by slowly mixing.


Next, grab a piece of glossy photo paper and place it glossy side down into the water-and lift.


This particular batch, I was able to pull two designs, so I chose the lighter of the two to use on my card; it’s easy to see how addicting this technique is because you never know what you’ll get until you lift the paper!  Once the paper air dries (I wouldn’t recommend heating because of the glossy paper), which doesn’t take long at all, it’s ready to use on the project!


This card comes together quickly once the marbled paper is dry!  I grab my die-cuts and assemble the card, but not before I color the cute little whale with ColorBox® Fluid Chalk Ink in “Gray Whale.”  Perfect right?  I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little project!  Will you go on an adventure today?


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About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

4 Responses to Summertime DIY Marbled Paper!

  1. Ann says:

    So pretty and I love the colors you used together.

  2. Sheree Timmermans says:

    thanks for sharing!!! I have a ton of Smooch and forgot how much fun they are to work with! Gonna go to my craft room and start playing….

  3. Dana Tatar says:

    Your marbled paper is awesome Suzanne! I’ll definitely be trying this technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Rose Powell says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, I love your colors and the technique is awesome. I’m going to try it!

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