Technique – DIY Marbled Paper

Pretty much everything you can think of has already been ‘done’ by someone, but let me just tell you how excited I am about learning this ‘new to me’ technique! There are so many possibilities and I can’t wait to keep trying new mediums with this.

I decided to jump on the ‘DIY Marbled Paper’ train and see what I could make. I’m pretty happy with the results, and I know that as I use the technique more frequently, my results will continue to improve. The beauty of this is that it is just SO simple! You probably already have everything you need on hand. That’s my kind of project!

I used a glass baking sheet (now dedicated to crafty things so I don’t have to worry about making it food safe again) and sprayed some cheap canned shaving cream into the bottom. Then, I used various mediums to color the shaving cream, including distress spray stain, distress paint, craft paint, and even food coloring. Check out my video to see how each medium transferred to the paper!

Here’s a look at a card I made using one of my newly marbled papers. This one was made using the distress spray stains in abandoned coral and cracked pistachio.


I am so excited to see all of the amazingly cool backgrounds I can make using this technique. Then, I can also die cut from the papers I make to have one of a kind embellishments! Too cool.

I hope you’ll give this a try. Be sure to let me know how it works for you in the comments!

Big hugs,


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