Creativity Through Marbling: A Daily Practice
Intermediate | 2 hours 51 min
Creativity Through Marbling: A Daily Practice
01:32
06:24
Stone Patterns
06:46
04:45
05:15
07:32
07:28
05:14
05:46
Gel-Git Patterns
09:56
04:40
05:17
05:19
05:01
08:18
04:09
Nonpareil Patterns
04:32
04:26
04:50
03:45
03:38
04:27
06:01
Chevron Patterns
05:11
04:28
03:09
06:24
05:37
06:10
06:24
04:23
04:58
Taught by Mercedez Rex
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A pattern a day keeps boredom away! Join Austin, Texas based marbling artist Mercedez Rex and immerse yourself in the captivating world of marbling, mastering techniques that adorn paper with mesmerizing patterns. Throughout your month-long journey, delve into four distinct pattern categories: Stone, Gel-Git, Nonpareil, and Chevron. Embrace the interplay of colors, gradually advancing to more intricate designs. Grow your creativity through marbling and experience the enchanting art of swirling colors, unveiling breathtaking designs that will ignite your imagination.
Need an introduction to marbling? Check out Mercedez' first class, Creativity Through Marbling: An Introduction

To share your work on social media use the hashtag #MZRXdailyPractice.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • For marbling solution, called "size" (make at least six hours ahead and keep refrigerated): 1 Tbsp. carrageenan well blended in 1/2-gallon warm water
  • Acrylic marbling paints - Mercedez recommends Jacquard brand put into Boston Round squeeze bottles
  • Acrylic box frame marbling tray - 11" x 14" is recommended
  • Newspaper strips, approx. 11”x 2”
  • Newsprint, Hosho rice paper, or printmaking paper cut to same size as tray or smaller
  • Marbling brushes called plastic broom straws
  • Bamboo stylus or toothpick
  • Palette
  • Nonpareil marbling comb pins at 1/8" (approx. ⅛ in shorter than width of your tray)
  • Chevon marbling comb pins at 1/4" (approx. ⅛ in shorter than width of your tray)
  • Standard marbling rake 
  • Double marbling rake 
  • Safety pin
  • Small amounts of dish soap, olive oil, and rubbing alcohol
  • To protect/clean your space you'll need newspaper, drop cloths, or plastic sheeting, a trash can, and rags
  • Marbling supplies can be purchased from Mercedez here
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Learn how to:
  • Make marbling solution called "size"
  • Use marbling tools such as broom straws, stylus, rakes and combs
  • Marble 29 unique patterns
  • Print on different types of paper
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Creativity Through Marbling: A Daily Practice Reviews
27 users recommended this class to a friend
Nilima Mukherji
Beautiful patterns. Simple technique. Meditative mastering. Endless possibilities! Very well demonstrated and explained. I can only admire the wealth of experience Mercedez has gathered over the years! The knowledge and skill shines through all of her work! Thank you.
1 day ago
 
Shirlynn Evans
Outstanding! Excited to begin creativity with this medium.
April 30, 2024
 
Elvira de Vries
Really great class, I have learned so much! Great patterns and a lot of tips and tricks! Thank you very much Mercedez!
April 21, 2024