{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


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

  2. Wonderful background Kara! Love it!~

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

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

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

  6. 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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