Marble Painting Backgrounds

Hi there. I have three cards to share today featuring backgrounds created from marble paintings. I used to do this as a kid and it’s so much fun. I’ve created cards with this in the past using acrylic paints (you can find that post HERE), but this time I used my spray mists.

I have a ton of spray mists that I don’t use that much. I thought I would put them to use and marble paint with them. I poured the liquid into disposable cups and used a plastic spoon to coat the marble and place it in a box with a piece of THIS cardstock. I titled the box back and forth to get the marble to travel over the paper, creating a random pattern. My son wanted to make some too so he was my model to demonstrate the process…

He wanted to use his fingers instead of a spoon to put the marbles in. 🙂 He did his with paint but it’s the same process for spray mists.

For the first card…

I used metallic spray mists and dried the ink with a heat gun in between each color to prevent mixing of the colors.

For the second card…

I used complementary colors (yellow and blue) and let the colors mix to create a secondary color (green).

For the last card…

I used several colors and dried in between each.

I finished off the cards by die-cutting THIS stitched circle from the backgrounds and die-cut THIS heart from pieces of coordinating cardstock. I white heat embossed a greeting from THIS sentiment set and finished the sentiment using THIS stamp set. I added some of THIS to the hearts for shine and finished off the design with a few pearls and gems.

I hope you give marble painting a try. Like I mentioned, it’s a great craft to do with kids.

P.S. The winner from THIS post is terriavidreader. Congrats! Email me with your address using the CONTACT ME button so I can send out your goodies. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

NOTE: Most of the Spray Mists I used I had in my collection for a long time so I linked to new ones that will give a similar look.


  1. Lisa Tilson
    July 5, 2017

    This looks like a lot of fun, very Pollack-esque. And a great one to have the kiddos join in on. I have never tried it but don't own many shimmer mists, so may have to adapt the medium. Thanks for sharing, Lisa

  2. Oh, I won. Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to getting this prize!

  3. MaggieB1983
    July 2, 2017

    Hi Heather ~ Thank you SO much for bringing this fun technique back into my life!! I haven't done this in years (since my kids were much younger) but I have nieces and nephews that love to get crafty and inky and they will totally go ga-ga over this. I hope you're having an awesome weekend! ~HUGS~


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