Love the look of marbled fabric but you can’t find it in the local stores near you? What if I told you that you can make your own? That’s right! Today I’m sharing how to marble fabric, and you’re going to be amazed at the magic ingredient for this project!
After doing some research on ways you can marble fabric, I knew I had to give this project a try. It just sounded like fun and every now and then I have to do a project that requires me to get a little messy. Don’t worry, it’s nothing you won’t be able to handle! All it took was a good hand washing afterwards and I was good to go. Ready to find out what that magic ingredient is??
It’s shaving cream!!! I can’t wait for you to see it in action!
Supplies needed for this project:
- Fabric paint in several color choices
- Can of shaving cream (not gel)
- Fabric for project ( I used a canvas wristlet from a craft store)
- plastic knife
- plastic ruler
*I do want to make a note that you’ll want to use a surface you don’t mind getting a little messy. I used a plastic storage lid to protect my desktop during the last steps of this project. You’ll see why….
How to marble fabric:
1. Spray a layer of shaving cream onto tray.
2. Use the plastic knife to smooth out the layer of shaving cream.
3. Add small drops of the fabric paint on top of the shaving cream. Space out the dots and covers evenly.
4. Use the plastic knife to make swirls in the shaving cream. I started out going up in down and then from side to side. Do not overmix!
5. Gently lay the fabric onto the shaving cream/paint mixture. Press it lightly into the foam.
6. Gently lift the fabric up and lay on a flat surface. This is the step where you’ll want to use a surface you don’t mind getting messy. I bet now you can see why!
7. See the plastic tray under the fabric? Yep, it came in handy! Now use the flat edge of the ruler to scrap off the shaving cream mixture to reveal a beautiful marbled pattern on the fabric. It will take a few swipes. I used a paper towel to wipe it clean in between scrapes. See how the shaving cream helped create a fun marbled pattern on the fabric? How cool is that?
That’s all there is to it other than to hang it up, let it dry and admire your hard work.
When I told you I would show you how to marble fabric, I bet you didn’t think it would be this easy, did you? Have fun creating your own marbled fabric project!