Marbelizing

February 17, 2017

I was inspired by my sister, Kayleen, to write postcards to government officials about issues that the Trump government seems insensitive to.  Kayleen had sent me a photo of a batch of post cards she wrote.  KK also said that a friend had a post card writing party and people brought there issues and everyone sat around and wrote post cards.   I mentioned it to my sister in law and she was all up for gathering to write cards.  That is a different story though.  Here is the inspiration.

 

 

In preparation for our post card writing party Lizzie had previously marbleized paper and I thought what beautiful postcards marbleizing would make.
So we set out to Marbelize Paper.

Ingredients, a rimmed cookie sheet, watercolor paper, paper towels, basic white shaving cream and acrylic paints, a few colors.

 

Start by squirting shaving cream into cookie sheet.

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Squirt in a lot of shaving cream.  You can spread with your hands or a wooden spoon or spatula.

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Next add two of your favorite colors.

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Blend the paint all around and then add a piece of paper.  Lie it flat on top of the mixture and press.

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Turn the paper over onto a paper towel.

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Use a knife, piece of cardboard or a piece of paper towel and wipe off all the shaving cream.  You’ll be left behind with this beautiful marbleized paper.

 

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Let dry and then place under some books so the paper doesn’t curl.  Cut to desired size.  Postcards can be 4 1/4 x 6 or 3 1/2 x 5.

 

Happy coloring.

#fingerstrength#eyehandcoordination#gripstrength#finemotorcoordination#

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