I don’t know about you, but I am still hugely into the marbling trend. It seems like such a classic style that I don’t know if it will ever really go away! Today I am going to show you how you can create that same marbling effect yourself on DIY Hand Painted Napkins.
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The process of hand painting a marbled texture was much easier than I thought it would be. In fact, I’ve hand painted marble textures once before!
Before staring, be sure to add in textile medium to your paints. This will help with less cracking once the paint has dried.
To begin, I started with my darkest orange color. I was sure to create very loose and flowing lines to mimic marble. I painted three dark orange lines. Then, I slowly added in additional line work in varying widths.
I also watered down the paint considerably to create a watercolor look. After the paint was dry, I used a pink and orange thick point sharpie to add some definition to some of the lines. Again, just loosely outline your painted lines. The looser the better!
Once everything was dry and completed, I ironed the backside of the handkerchief to rid all wrinkles. Then I cut the fabric into 5″ x 10″ strips to make cocktail napkins. I folded and ironed the strips in half.
Creating small folds on all the edges, I used a thin line of fabric fusion to create a clean hemmed look.
Fold the fabric in half and apply another line of fabric fusion along the perimeter.
Allow to fully dry.
Because I used fabric fusion, these are not washable, but if you have the patience to sew this could be easily washed. I use these more as decorative cocktail napkins when friends come over, as opposed to wiping up big spills.
Interested in my many other marbled projects? You can check out some of these!