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Faux Marble Technique for the Discoverer


Faux Marble Technique
By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide

Finished card size: 6.5 x 4.75"

Floral Favorites (The Angel Company)     
Groovy Gauva Dye Ink Pad (Stampin' Up!)
Riding Hood Red Dye Ink Pad (Stampin' Up!)
Frost White Ink Pad (Colorbox)     
Purely Pomegranate (Stamping' Up!)        
White glossy paper (unknown)
Purely Pomegranate Cardstock (Stampin' Up!)    
Black cardstock (Bazzil)
White Cardstock (Bazzil)     
Polka dot ribbon (unknown)
Waxed paper (3 pieces)
Very fine brush
Copy paper to protect your working surface
Double sided tape


  1. Make a ball with your first piece of waxed paper and add the lighest color (Groovy Guava) to the glossy paper as in the picture.
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  3. Now with the second ball, apply Riding Hood Red. Pay attention to leave a lot of white showing beneath the colors.
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  5. Apply the white ink with the third ball of waxed paper.
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  7. Spritz some water on craft sheet and use the third ball of paper to apply some water to make the colors blend a little.
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  9. Now with a brush, trace very fine lines from the outside of the paper to the inside, resembling the crackles of marble. Begin with the darkest color (Riding Hood Red), then highlight these lines with white ink. If you are not satisfied with the results...just add water to the waxed paper and begin from step 5.
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  11. Now Stamp your flower image using the Purely Pomegranate ink pad, then add the image to a black mat.
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  13. Now add the ribbon to the back of your stamped image using double sided tape.
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  15. Cut you piece of marbled paper and round the corners (3.25 x 4.5), do the same to you colored paper (2.5 x 3.75) adhering them to the card as shown. Add the bling.
  16. Sign your art!

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