Learn this simple mar­bling art tech­nique—all it takes is a few ma­te­ri­als and plenty of cre­ativ­ity.

Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -

Step 1

Ap­ply liq­uid wa­ter­color, then use an empty and clean condi­ment bot­tle to ma­nip­u­late where your paint goes. Keep it empty to blow air across a pool of paint, or fill it with wa­ter to guide and di­lute the pig­ment. Don’t be afraid to get playful: Sprays and spat­ters con­trib­ute a really cool ef­fect.

Step 2

Gen­tly press down on the can­vas in dif­fer­ent ar­eas to let the paint roll and pool for or­ganic swirling patterns. To avoid pos­si­ble fin­ger­prints, use a blunt tool (like a brush or spoon) that won’t cause a per­ma­nent in­dent.

Step 3

We found it easiest to work on our large can­vas, op­po­site, in quad­rants. Once you’re sat­is­fied with one sec­tion, move on to the next. The less ma­nip­u­la­tion, the bet­ter and more nat­u­ral-looking your paint­ing will be. If you mess up, use a pa­per towel to soak up the wa­ter and paint.

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