What paints are used in marbling?

  • Acrylic paint (either liquid craft acrylic paint or regular thick acrylic paint that you thin with an equal amount of water)
  • Liquid starch.
  • Thick paper, such as watercolor paper or card stock.
  • Paint brushes.

Can acrylic paint be used for marbling?

Yes! Almost any object that you can lightly dip into your container can be marbled with acrylic paint. The main issue with marbling on canvas would be find a canvas that will fit into your disposable container. But otherwise, canvas marbling would be a great creative idea!

Can you do paper marbling with acrylic paint?

How To Marble Paper With Acrylic Paint.

What is marble paint made of?

The traditional way of marbling, practised for hundreds of years in Europe and Turkey, is mostly based on what is known as “size”. This is basically water mixed with a thickening agent that used to be carrageenan. Many marbling masters use oil or acrylic paints, but also watercolour paints and gouache.

How do you make marble effect with paint?

To create the marble effect, you’ll need at least two different shades of satin paint. The easiest way to find the perfect match is to buy the main colour you want as a base, and a tin of white paint. Then all you have to do it mix a little of the two colours together to create your highlight shade.

What paper should I use for marbling?

When you’re looking for a paper to marble, it should generally be an absorbent, lightly sized, uncoated stock. This may be a drawing, printmaking, or sketch paper. I’ve found that alpha cellulose, cotton, and recycled fibers tend to work well because they are absorbent but have decent wet strength.

What kind of paint do you use on ebru?

The modern way is to use acrylic-based paint ready-to-use and already premixed and diluted and sold in bottles, or powder pigment, which needs preparation. Some brands sell ready-to-use diluted acrylic paints for ebru painting. Acrylics for ebru can be used only with carrageenan.


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