Try This Pretty Marbling DIY With Envirotex Lite Resin

3 Materials
$8
1 Hour
Easy
I’ve had crafting with resin on my to-do list for such a long time. But I have to admit, I was kinda scared. Mixing liquids together that magically harden into awesomeness had to be complicated, right? Wrong, it was easy. I used Envirotex Lite Resin and carefully followed the mixing directions. They were pretty simple really. The hardest part is knowing what you want to do beforehand and following that plan.
I love Ebru Marbling patterns on paper. You might remember them from old books. Seems like they were always on the inside covers when I was a kid. Ebru Marbling on paper uses different materials and steps. We won’t go into that now. We’re just using some of those techniques to create a really cool pattern with resin. Don’t worry, you can see exactly what I did by watching my YouTube video.
Before adding the resin.
I always test out a color scheme to make sure they work well together. I decided to skip the pink in this mix.
This is an after picture of the finished and cured tray.
Get ready for the project:
Mix the resin exactly as the package states. Once it is completely mixed, divide the resin into 5 plastic cups with 1 tsp. of acrylic paint. Mix those cups up completely with wooden craft sticks.
After mixing, watch the video below to copy this pattern in the resin. Get the full DIY and materials list on my site.
This is the 4 minute video of the pour and marbling technique.
When you watch the video, you’ll see that I dragged lines about a 1″ apart from bottom to top in the resin. Then went from top to bottom between those lines. Then I did the same thing starting from left to right 1″ apart. And between those from right to left. Tip: Make sure you have multiple colors mixed around the tray to give the best result. And you want the resin to be thick enough. Mine is probably between 1/8 and 1/4″ deep.
This is the marbling technique, 30 second preview video.
Suggested materials:
  • Envirotex Lite Resin   (amazon)
  • Craft Sticks (unused popsicle sticks)   (amazon)
  • Acrylic paints   (amazon)
Stephanie Abbott
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