Marble Painting for Cardmakers

Marble Painting for Cardmakers

I recently did a crafting project with my 2 year old daughter Bianca using Marbles and paint to create an abstract art piece.  You can read about it on this link “Marble Painting for Toddlers”  This was such fun activity and wondered if I could do the same technique using re-inkers instead of paint.

Rolled Marbles Background Technique 

I started by add several drops of dye ink refill (one  colour) to a plastic container with a lid. Add several marbles to the container  and close the lid.  Shake the box from  side to side until the marbles are inked.  The ink drops will be replaced by ink  tracks in the container.

Stick the Cardstock to the inside of the lid of  the container, and then close the lid.  Flip the box upside down and shake the  container from side to side so that the  marbles are rolling all over the Cardstock.   Continue until you like the look of the  pattern on the Cardstock.


If desired, repeat the process with a  second or third colour of ink, making  sure you clean the container and  marbles in between.  Alternately you  can use a VersaMark ink refill, and then  emboss the marble tracks with clear or iridescent ice embossing powder


I wish you could see this card in real life, that shine from the clear embossing powder looks amazing!

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below, how to create a Mabel Painting for Cardmakers


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store
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