Have you all tried your hand at marbling? I tried this DIY water marble jewelry dish. There are so many ways to marble, but today I want to share my favorite. It is technically called water marbling, but instead of water, I use liquid starch to create a dense, viscous bath for the paint to be marbled on. The best thing about this type of marbling is that it is easy to do and works perfectly on porous surfaces like all the unfinished ceramics available on Consumer Crafts. This DIY Water Marble jewelry dish not only looks adorable storing all your accessories, but it’s so fun to make!
Just look at those wisps of color! So pretty!
Supplies to make your own DIY Water Marble Jewelry Dish:
- Unifinished Ceramic Tray
- Multi Surface Acrylic Craft Paint
- Liquid Starch
- Plastic Cups
- Popsicle Sticks
- Sheet Pan or Tray
- Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
Begin by pouring the liquid starch into your sheet pan. Make sure the starch is deep enough to submerge the inset of the tray into the starch. If the starch layer is too low, the paint won’t be able to touch the surface of the dish to transfer the marble pattern.
Next, it’s time to thin out your paint. Add a dollop of paint to each plastic cup and then a few drops of water. You want the paint to be similar in viscosity to cream or whole milk. Thinned out but not completely watery.
Once you have your paint mixed, use the Popsicle sticks to drop the paint onto the starch surface.
Next, use a Popsicle stick to swirl the paint a bit to create a marbled look.
Now, hold your jewelry dish upside down at an angle and slowly lower it into the starch until the entire surface of the dish is submerged.
Then quickly remove the dish and pour off any excess starch. Gently run the dish under running water to remove excess starch (do this quickly in one or two passes, if you let the water run on it too long, it will remove the paint in addition to the starch).
Now, set the dish aside to dry. Once dry, give the dish a coat of triple thick gloss glaze and let dry.
Once the clear coat is dry, your DIY marbled jewelry dish is ready to help you corral your earrings, necklaces, and whatever you need to store!
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Kara is the owner and designer of Kailo Chic. She loves all things bright, colorful, and patterned. Kara also loves interior design, DIY projects, designing new accessories, gardening, and cooking. A Kailo Chic Life features all of these passions.