1.Fill the tub with water.
2.Using the brush, add drops of different colours on to the water surface.
3.As enamel paint water does not mix, the colours remain on the surface of the water. The starts spreading out to form discs.
4.Using a needle tease the moving discs of paint on the water into a variety of random patterns. Alternatively pull a wide-toothed comb across the surface to break up the colour into a distinctive pattern.
5.When you have a pattern you like, lower the piece of cloth on the surface. To avoid the air bubbles [which leave blank areas on the cloth], hold the cloth at either end & allow the curved center of the cloth to touch the water first.
6.Carefully lift out the cloth.
7.Some paint will remain on the water. You can either tease the color again to create a new pattern or remove the residual color by drawing a strip of news paper across the surface before starting again.
Always remember to wash the object, you have decorated, carefully. Iron from the reverse side.
Tip – The thinner the colour, the further it will spread. If the color sinks to the bottom, it is too thick.
Project ideas – Table mats, napkins, cushion covers
Instead of using enamel paints use water proof inks while marbling on paper. Mix white poster color into the water before adding the inks. Follow the rest of the steps as given in the marble texture for cloth.
To flatten the pattern after marbling, cover with plain paper and place between the pages of a large book.
Project Ideas – Letter Paper, Book Cover, Book Marks, Greeting Cards, and Gift Tags
Tip – The thinner the color , the further it will spread. If the color sinks to the bottom, it is too thick.
If the finished design is to have a practical rather than purely decorative use, choose durable paper.
Avoid using paper, which marks easily.
Courtesy : coloring pages
Thick card paper
Waterproof ink (black)
1.Trace a design on the paper.
2.Color the design using thick coats of poster colors. Be careful ,not to color the areas where you want black to come.
3.Let it dry.
4.Paint the entire design, including the blank portions, with the black water proof ink.
5.Leave to dry.
6.Under a sharp jet of water wash the picture for a second or two.
7.The washed painting will have a Batik effect.
Designs for paper batik should not have too many fine details