Arts & Crafts Division: Magic Marble


Tips for Successful Marbling:

  • Smooth surfaces such as glass, metal or plastic must be clean and grease-free, before marbling to achieve better results. We recommend that glass surfaces be prepared first with a transparent matte finish paint for best results.

  • The order in which you drip the colors into the water will have an effect on the marbling pattern. The first color is displaced somewhat by the second one, meaning the second color will be more vibrant.

  • For single-color marbling, use transparent marbling paint and the desired color.

  • You can mix the colors with one another to create your own individual colors.

  • Always work at a brisk pace when marbling, to prevent a semi-dry color film from forming on the surface of the water which will ruin your marbling effect.

  • Original colors can only be obtained on a white base. The colors appear somewhat darker on wood or other materials with a darker natural color.

  • We recommend using a substitute of turpentine for cleanup.

  • Close the paint jars immediately after use. We recommend wearing gloves and an apron when painting.

  • Paint a sample piece when painting textiles and fabrics.

  • Recommended water temp for dipping should be at 65-70° F.