Marbled paper is one of my favourite things – I love the blends of colours, especially if it has a bit of gold in it. When I went to Venice for the weekend, it was the stationery shops I couldn’t keep away from – oh well and the lace shops. Never mind the amazing scenery, give me craft ideas!!
You can buy real hand-marbled paper as I have got here – or you can get printed marble paper – which can look just as nice and can be easier to find. The sheets used to cover this chest of drawers are wrapping paper-sized which means no joins but you could use something smaller.
You can also do much easier projects like covering notebooks to make a really special present. I use PVA glue or you could try Pinflair bookbinding glue.
There’s something really tactile and special about covering things in pretty papers, I suppose it’s making them ‘yours’, putting your stamp on something…. I remember covering my exercise books at school – didn’t help the content much, but they looked good!
There are oh so many places you can pick up books, box files, little chests, tiny cupboards etc. Try Ikea, for example, and have a search online.
Another idea I have used successfully is covering papier mache shapes – heart shaped boxes, frames – the choices are endless, so just get Googling!
The other thing you could try if you were feeling really ambitious is to marble some paper yourself. I am a bit cautious about it and would rather skip to the covering stage – but hey I bet it might be fun to experiment!