Few things are as charming as receiving snail mail. No matter the influx of texts, emails, or even snaps, the sweet sound of tearing an envelope beats them all. And today I’m taking it one step further with handcrafted cards that I first saw done on A Cup of Jo. No gadgets needed, this is a project of purely household goods (and forgotten beauty products) to create DIY marbleized stationery. Next time around I’ll play with more striking colors (thinking teal + green). But for the first time I kept tones muted to see how it would turn out.
p.s. I gave Darling Magazine the first look at this over the weekend.
- a pan or dish
- two shades of nail polish
- a couple of toothpicks
- paper towels (for drying)
- Fill the pan three quarters full with water. Any size will work so long as the dish is slightly larger than the notecard.
- Shake the nail polish and quickly pour through the water.
- Use a toothpick to swirl the nail polish.
- Place the notecard in water and push down just until it is submerged.
- Remove and place on paper towel to try.
- Repeat with additional cards.*
- Allow cards to dry completely then get to writing!
*Note: After 3-4 cards you may need to repeat the process as color will dilute.