Paint Marbling

I've always enjoyed the look of marbling; here's a pretty simple way to create your own marbling with paint at home! You can use whatever paint you'd like as long as it's fairly liquid in consistency--it needs to be fluid enough to move around the canvas.

Directions

1. Set up your workspace and canvas. To help keep your workspace clean, you can set up a plastic table cloth or trash bag. 

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2. Select your paints (make sure the paint isn't too thick so it can spread). You can also think about color schemes; I like to work with monochromatic and analogous (colors next to each other on the color wheel) color schemes.

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3. Add your paint. (I don't stress over color placement too much; just make sure the paint is somewhat evenly spread out over the canvas surface.)

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4. Get a plastic bag and press the bag onto the paint-covered canvas. You don't want to spread the paint too much, but it helps to spread the paint out so there aren't any huge blank areas.

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5. Carefully remove the bag from the canvas.

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6. Optional: You can use the excess paint on the plastic bag to make a print on another surface/canvas if you'd like--my prints have turned out pretty neat.

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7. Tap the canvas edges down to help spread and mix the paint to create a marbling effect. You can tap until your satisfied with the paint's movement. It's really up to you when the piece is "finished" (although if you keep tapping for a long time the paint might become extra mixed--that could look neat; I haven't gotten to such a point yet, though).

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8. Then you're finished! Allow the paint to dry before moving it to hang in your house (unless you want paint to drip on your floors/surroundings--I guess that in the realm of possibility, so you do you ^_^ ). 

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