Marble textile has been a major trend this year. Minimalist fashion bloggers use this as a platform for their overlays, and fashion lovers from all over have been filling their closets with this print.
I was able to re-create the popular marble look by using a particular set of materials:
- A wooden panel
- Pouring medium
- White and black acrylic paint
- A palette knife
First, you will need to set aside 1/2 cup of pouring medium and mix in 2 tbps of white acrylic paint. (Keep in mind that these measurements will vary depending on the size of your wooden panel).
Let the white pouring medium sit for 5-10 minutes until the bubbles disappear. During this time, tape off the boardes of your wooden panel and place it on a disposable surface, such as an old plastic bag.
Now, pour the medium evenly all over the surface of the wooden panel. Do this slowly! You might have some extra pouring medium left-over. Tip: do not overwhelm the surface with the medium, apply only a necessary amount.
Now this is the fun part: dip your palette knife in some black acrylic paint. You can drag the knife through the white pouring medium on the surface of the wooden panel. Have fun with it! You can leave minimal marks, or add as many as you’d like.
You will end up with something like this:
Once you’ve had your fun adding strokes of black paint, you will need to lift your wooden panel in a diagonal angle, to get rid of some of the excess pouring medium. The black lines will stretch and leave you with a marble print.
Let the painting sit over night and remove the tape the following day.