Marbled Car Coasters
I find crafting therapeutic but marbling is extremely relaxing after a long day and with results like this, it's a win-win situation! Martha Stewart has a marbling medium that only craft dreams are made of and after you try it, you'll want to marble everything in your home! I started with these car coasters that I wanted to upcycle.
Here's what you'll need:
- Martha Stewart Marbling Medium
- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paints: Metallic Pale Bronze, Metallic Gunmetal, Satin Wedding Cake, and Satin Gray Wolf
- Paper Towels
- Paper Plate
- Wax Paper
- Small clear cups/glasses
- Plastic Spoon
- Acrylic Paint Sealer (Optional)
STEP 1: Wipe down your surface with a damp cloth to rid it of any dust and dirt.
STEP 2: Once your surface is prepped, combine one part paint to two parts marbling medium to each small cup/glass. You'll end up with a consistency similar to buttermilk.
STEP 3: Using the cup, drizzle the first color onto the surface. Repeat with remaining colors.
STEP 4: Tilt the surface to create a unique marbled design. TIP: For a different look, drag a toothpick across the surface (see below for results). Let it drip from the edges.
TIP: Having your surface on top of wax paper helps with the mess and keeps it from sticking to the paper so that it can dry. Drying time depends on the project but these little guys were dry overnight.
STEP 5: If your marbling/painting a heavily used item, you may want to protect it with a spray sealer. Simply spray it over the entire surface and let it dry. Enjoy!
You can use the marbling medium on various different surfaces and it's so easy, that even kids can do it! So marble your heart out :-)