Monday, September 09, 2013

UKS Blog Hop- Marvellous Marbling with Dylusions

 
Welcome to the UK Scrappers blog hop, and if you have started at the beginning, then you will have come to me via Angelfish
I wanted to show you a great technique that I have developed using Dylusions Ink Sprays. I was looking for a way to make end papers for an altered book class some time ago, and stumbled upon the technique of marbling using paints and water. I wondered if you could use it with Dylusions Sprays, and discovered that you could!
I used the darkest of the colours as the sprays are formulated to react with water, so they do fade, and the darker the colour the better the marbling. Take 2 or 3 colours and use a plastic or metal tray ( I ended up using one of those Ikea plastic drawers that fit in their wooden units- perfect size!)

Sprays, water and tray
 I filled the tray up with enough water to cover the bottom, and literally sprayed the colours into the water in patches. The action makes them swirl about, but you can stir them with a stick if you like.

Spray into the water
 
You need to use an absorbent paper. I would test it first. I actually used some Scrapbook Sally Paper that I had rather a lot of, but did also use Bazill Basics and that worked fine. Put the piece of paper on top of the colours in the water and allow it to soak in.. don't drown it, and don't move it either!
the colours will move about on their own but use a stick if you need to.

Lay paper gently into the water. allow time to soak up colour
Once you can see the water coming up around the edges of the paper, lift gently out and lay on some kitchen towel to dry. Depending on your paper the drying can vary from an hour to much longer. You can add more sprays as you go along, but you will  only get about 3 or 4 papers out of the water before it goes muddy and will need changing.
 
Lift out paper and lay on kitchen towel to dry
 
 
A selection of marvellous marbling!

Be warned as the sprays are water soluble, the colour fades as it dries on the paper, but you get some great marbling effects.
brighter colours!


Finished brighter colours.

I do hope you try this very simple but effective technique.
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62 comments:

Alison Maddison said...

Wow! Looks fantastic. Thanks for the idea.
UKS Alimad

jill said...

Great back grounds made. ukscrappers name lemonblossom

Katherine (sutty) said...

What a great technique, ave to give this one a try thank you.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I can remember doing something similar at school, but it was much more of a palaver than your technique. Would never have thought of using the ink sprays!

Sarah said...

Fab project - love this! - Thanks for sharing - Hugs Butterbee (UKS Blog hop)

Mary Evans said...

Ooohhh this looks interesting unfortunately I don't have any Dylusions at the moment. Scarymary555 on UKS

My simple life said...

Those are beautiful! Might need to buy some inks to give it a go. :) Gemmasteele on uks

misteejay said...

The resulting papers are beautiful - TFS.

Toni xx (misteejay on UKS)

Buttons said...

Great marbling Jennie. Love the effect you've created and how useful would these be! Jenny x

Karen said...

It is great to find other uses for the inks rather than just 'point and spray'. Thanks for that :) Kitty Crafts UKS

new2this said...

I haven't done any marbling for aaaaggges .. and I don't have any spray inks! but this is very tempting!!! Thanks for sharing.

Leigh said...

looks great, another thing to try some time. :) uks simplyme

massofhair said...

I've only got 3 Dylusions colours so far and really love the sound of this. Will definitely give it a go:-)

Redanne said...

Wow Jennie, who would have thought that water soluble sprays could be used in this way! The results are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing the technique. Hugs, Anne x

Lyn Masters said...

Great idea will give it a try with my inks

Lyn M
UKS lyn55

Susan said...

Great technique, thanks for sharing

scoobiesue - UKS

Weasel said...

Mmm Jennie that looks fun - looking forward to trying this! TFS xx
UKS - Weaselwise

Jo said...

That's a great idea for making your own pattern papers x UKS Wonky

Christine said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

UKS chrisrydal

susibee said...

A great technique - I love messy!

UKs susibee

Rita said...

Good Morning Jennie. What a wonderful technique. I really must give this one a go as I love the effects of the papers. Set to get inky I think. Hugs Rita xxxx

akilli melek said...

love the subtle effect
UKS akilli_melek

Sian said...

Wow I love my Dylusions inks but have never tried this technique before, can't wait to play! Love the psychedelic effect! Thanks for sharing.

UKS Violaceous

Ali said...

Fantastic technique, thanks for sharing.

UKS AliTS

Mole said...

Looks like a good excuse to get messy lol! Thanks for sharing.

Mole UKS

Jo_annepinc said...

So pretty, I need to have a go and an excuse for an ikea trip, fab, JoPink

AuroraDawn said...

Fantastic technique, will have to give it a go!

UKS Aurora

furrypig said...

I would love to try out that marbling technique thanks for a great tutorial(Furrypig on UKS too!)

Lelly said...

what a lovely background this makes and I have some dylusions ready to try
Thanks
UKS lelly

Lesley G said...

Fabulous, we used to do this in school - takes me back :)
cheekymole

LINDA PAGE said...

Thats a fab way to use dylusions gotta give it a go

LINDA PAGE said...

Thats a fab way to use dylusions gotta give it a go

Jimjams said...

I love marbling effects - great to know it works even with water soluble sprays.
Jemma (aka Jimjams)

mrst said...

Thanks! UKS mrst

chris said...

Love the marbling examples, thank you
Chris55

debbie r said...

Ooh pretty :-) thanks for sharing

Beanpie 11

Jess said...

I love this! I remember doing marbling at school I may have to relive my childhood and try this!

Jessbaby

Gill said...

Fabulous - I thought you had to use the special marbling paints for this technique!
I shall be trying your method!

House of Bears said...

We have a mountain of mists so will definitely be giving this technique a go, thank you.

Effie said...

What a great idea
Efemera

Louise said...

Great idea! I've used this method with alcohol inks but now I have Dylusions sprays, I'll use them too! X

Scrapdolly said...

Super colours and technique

K said...

Ooooo, didnt know you could do marbling with them, I used to love doing it as a kid.
Sylphraven

knitkath said...

What a great technique, can't wait to try it! Thank you!

MiniOwner said...

What a super idea ... and those colours! Thank you for sharing.
Sue x (MiniOwner)

Judith Andersen said...

Thank you for sharing
Hollybank

Niki Rowland said...

Great tutorial, thanks very much xx UKS: ScrapHappyNiki

Tigs said...

Nice technique idea, thanks for sharing Jennie.

sam said...

ooo thats a cool idea!
uks darm

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, VERY cool!! I have got to try it.

scrappyjen said...

that looks lovely. Very soft effect.. perfect for mini books and book binding. Happy hopping, jenx

jo burton said...

Reminds me of the marbling eggs we used to do as kids (jo.bee)

kjjc said...

These are stunning. Tank u for sharing.

Lindsay Coleman said...

Very effective, thanks lindschick

Von said...

What a lovely result Jennie :)
Von ♥

butterfly said...

Wow - how cool is that?!
Alison x

Jacqui Godfrey said...

This is awesome. May have to get some of those inks. Reminds me of the marbelling inks we used at school. Thanks for sharing (Jacqui200284) :)

Fran said...

we did some marbelling at school last term and the kids got in a right mess with the inks I think this may work a lot better - UKS Hedgie

Wizbit said...

When I was a little girl my mum had a 1960s book of crafts and I ALWAYS wanted to try the marbling techniques... Maybe I still should. Great tutorial!

Thanks
Liz

Leanie said...

Gorgeous marbling technique, thank you x
Leanie

Lesley Thomas said...

Love the idea of marbling - this seems an easy way too.

Pat said...

What a great idea. Lovely colours
Pat