Art projects that are fun for children and adults.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Simple Marbling Paper Technique
Marbled paper is made by floating oil paint on water. Because oil and water do not mix the paint stays on the surface of the water and can be manipulated to make designs. Marbled paper is sometimes used in bookmaking and as stationery. I've made marbled paper with children as young as three with some lovely results!
The supplies that you will need:
1. Odorless Turpentine (There are still some fumes, so you should work in a well ventilated area).
2. Tubes oil paint
3. A shallow pan that you devote to art projects or a polystyrene plate.
4. Small plastic squeeze bottle with a small opening or bottle with an eye dropper.
5. Old plastic comb or fork.
6. White drawing paper.
Squeeze oil paint into bottle and add enough odorless turpentine so that after it is thoroughly shaken it will flow easily from the container. This may require a little experimentation. Your shallow pan should contain water. Gently shake some of the turpentine/oil paint solution onto the surface of the water. Manipulate the colors on the surface with a comb or fork.