After playing for a while, I had many sheets to make into cards! I liked using watercolor paper and newsprint paper (no printing) for this technique best. Mulberry paper also works well, but if it's deeply colored, the pale marbling might not show well.
I decided to have some fun just by using them as backgrounds to start. I decided to use the June small die of the month from Spellbinders to create some cupcakes and candles. This is a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card so you can see the scale of the cupcake.
I thought the cupcake was a little large, so I switched to just using the candles on a few cards.
Finally, I used a punch to create some shapes for layering and had some fun with washi tape and other sparkly things.
Supplies and resources
- Sumingashi paints were from a set that has enough colors and paints to last a long time. I mixed some of them to create different blues and greens in my samples.
- Sumi brushes (Club Scrap members may still have one from the Pure & Simple kit) are the traditional brush to use - look for smaller ones since you don't want a lot of paint in your brush.
- Some paper and embellishments were from the Paradise kit
- Ruth Bleakley has a nice post on trouble shooting sumingashi marbling
- Washi, die cut papers and sentiment stamp are from my Club Scrap stash of papers.