{Pastel} Marbling Day 4

Monday, May 12, 2014


As much as I love using contrasting colors like blue and orange,
a monochromatic color scheme is calming and just as beautiful!


Here are the directions again in case you missed them:

Steps for creating this marbled pastel background:
1. Fill shallow container with water
2. Use a craft knife to shave desired pastel colors onto water's surface
3. Swirl the colors together to achieve desired effect
4. Place paper onto surface of water and remove
{you can dip it more than once if you did not pick up enough color the first time}
5. Allow to dry and spray with a fixative to avoid smudging


After following the above steps, I stamped onto the piece.  The large 'hello' didn't stamp well on top of the pastels and fixative, so I used a black marker to fill it in.
Thanks for stopping by today!



Cardstock: PTI Black
Stamps: WP9 Hand Lettered Hello
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Other: Pastels, Spray Fixative, Faber-Castell Black Artist Pitt Pen

9 comments :

  1. So beautiful. I am loving all of your marbled cards.

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  2. Wonderful background Kara! Love it!~

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  3. Oh, what a beautiful effect! Wonderful card, Kara!

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  4. Marvelous background Kara!!

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  5. Wow, the background is perfect. LOVE your big bold sentiment and the panel. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  6. Fabulous background! Thanks for sharing samples using different materials with this great technique.

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  7. Cool technique, great colour scheme, and a wonderful take on the challenge! Thanks so much for linking up your card to our Over the Edge challenge at ATCAS ;)

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