We know we’re not alone in our obsession with paper goods and stationery—after all, there’s nothing quite as touching as getting a hand-written ‘Thank You’ letter or invitation (sorry, Paperless Post!). Of course, the only thing that could make us happier is receiving said note on beautifully hand-painted paper and envelopes. Thankfully, we’ve just spotted this DIY project on MiniEco that’s perfect for the paper-phile in all of us. Just pick up these easy-to-find materials and follow the simple instructions to create the prettiest marbled stationery ever—trust us, there’s not a chance you’ll be getting a “return to sender” anytime soon!
Here's what you'll need and an easy step-by-step guide:
- Marbling paint. I used Marabu Easy Marble (not a sponsored plug!)
- A tray (I used a recycled foil food container)
- Paper (make sure it fits inside your tray)
- Cocktail sticks (a twig will do!)
- White spirit for cleaning up (or cooking oil…see comments section below for details)
- An old top or Apron
- Fill your foil container with some water….a few inches is fine. Then pop some drops of marbling paint onto the water. Limit your palette to three or four colours.
- Give the water a swirl with a cocktail stick.
- Shake a few more drops into the water if you fancy!
- Once you are happy with the pattern gently lower your paper on top of the water and leave it for a few moments.
- Then carefully lift the paper off the surface of the water.
- Pop your design, face up, on some newspaper to dry.
For more helpful hints, check out MiniEco!