Thursday, October 2, 2014

Marbling Mixed Media Tutorial Using Unique Laser Design's Cork Feathers!

Today, I will share how I created my Week #39 Title card for my pocket scrapbooking layout using these Unique Laser Design's SUPER AMAZING cork feathers
Unique Laser Design's Cork Feathers
Okay, let's get started:
Started with a piece of 4 x 6 patterned 
scrapbooking paper.
Pulled 2 shallow pans from my kitchen.
Purchased this Linit Liquid Starch
at my local grocery store.
Poured just enough liquid starch to cover the bottom of one pan.
Added just enough tap water to cover the bottom of the other pan.
Selected these paint colors from my stash that compliment my pocket scrapbooking 
layout this week. NOTE: FLUID PAINT performs
 better that regular acrylic paint
for this marbling mixed media technique. 
Added drops of paint, one color at a time in the pan with the liquid starch. Golden Fluorescent Pink fluid 
& Americana Electric Pink acrylic paint drops.
DecoArt Diarylide Yellow fluid acrylic paint drops.
DecoArt Cobalt Teal fluid acrylic paint drops.
DecoArt Raw Umber fluid acrylic paint drops.
Used the end of a paint brush to swirl the colors together
to create my desired marbling pattern in the surface.
Placed the patterned paper (pattern face down) 
on top of the marbled paint surface & immediately removed from the starch pan. 
Immediately placed the marbled side down 
into the pan of water to rinse off the
excess starch & removed from the

 pan of water immediately.
Dried completely (a heat gun works great).
Added an additional layer of color with KaiserCraft's Script background stamp
and Ranger's Dandelion Archival Ink.
Added "Week #39" using 'Sketchbook" 
Thickers by American Crafts.
Added dates with the Dear Lizzy roller date stamp.
Outlined "Week #39" with a black
 Signo Uniball pen.
Added a scalloped doodle stamp by 
Roben-Marie Smith (Paperbag Studios).
Added three cork feathers from Unique Laser Designs.
Doodled around the scallops & feathers
 with a white Signo Uniball pen.
Doodled two black border lines with a 
black Signo Uni-Ball pen.
Added bling rhinestones
 to the centers of the scallops 
with a UHU glue stick.
Distressed the edges of the patterned 
paper with black Heidi Swapp Archival Ink.
And, VIOLA' ~ My Week #39 
Pocket Scrapbooking Title Card is COMPLETE!
I hope you enjoyed this marbling mixed media technique. Please check out 
Unique Laser Design's cork feathers or visit the official website at Unique Laser Designs. Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Great tutorial, Shelley. I've never seen this technique using starch. Those cork feathers look great on there !

    1. Thank you, thank you, Shilo!!!! Those feathers just "POP" on the marble background! Super fun experience! Smooches!!! :D

  2. Fascinating technique!! Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Hi Elizabeth!!! Thanks so much! Let me know if you give it a try! Have a GR8 day!!

  3. First-this is a very cool card. Second-I'm off to the store to get some starch! :)

    1. Whoo-hoo!!! You just made my heart smile! Please let me know how your project turns out! I know it will be AWESOME!!!

  4. Beautiful and fantastic techniques. Love it!!!! WTG!!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Rachelle for the love, girlie! Much love to you!!!