Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rolling Marble Background Technique Plane & Simple

First, I found marbles that I don't mind getting messy or potentially ruining. I squirted several drops of reinker in the clam shell box and rolled the marbles to get them thoroughly coated.  At this point you could clean the center of the open area to remove some of the ink so that it won't get on your card.

Rolling the Not Quite Navy to disperse the ink onto the marbles:

Baja Breeze Ready to Roll....

 Next, place your cardstock of choice into the clam shell, snap the lid shut and roll the marbles over the cardstock. You can go in a direction such as side to side, top to bottom or diagonal or you can swirl the marble into circular waves on top of the cardstock.

Soft Suede:
 This picture shows the result on Glossy Cardstock with swirling:
 This picture below shows a little too much rolling on the left and too much ink under the cardstock before rolling on the right (It seeped through the cardstock).
 This picture shows a contrast between Whisper White and Very Vanilla (top) carstocks.
It occurred to me that this would make an awesome masculine graduation card while I was working on this....anyway....here is my finished card:


Marlene said...

Rhonda this card is really neat! You need to do this in one of our classes. ;o)

Amy Macak said...

Very neat idea, thanks for sharing