Enhance your marbling with Gesso & Paint!

Here is the Hope Journal cover finished. How to enhance the flap to look like a wing will be demonstrated in the videos below.

hope cover finished

Here is a photo of the supplies you need to enhance your marbling with gesso & paint:

enhancing marbling supply photoHere is the supply list of what you need to Marble with Shaving Cream: 

  • Gesso
  • Paint brushes – either round, flat, or both
  • Acrylic paint  in the colors of your choice ( I prefer Golden Fluid Acrylics)
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • piece of charcoal or chalk
  • Paper towels
  • Spray Bottle
  • Water container
  • Acrylic Medium – matte, or gloss is an option for the cover
  • Marbled journal page

Here is a series of videos that show the step-by-step process of embellishing marbling with gesso and paint:

The password for the video is: marble

starch marble journal 3

The password for the video is: marble

The password for the video is: marble

The password for the video is: marble

Thank you for joining me in the Marbling & More Art Journaling Workshop! 

The password for the video is: marble

If you are interested in learning  more inspirational art journaling  techniques demonstrated in the Hope Journal, I recommend:

Embellishing Edges Workshop

Beautiful Backgrounds Workshop

Lettering & Doodling Hope Workshop 

 Painted Papers,creative church journal detail copy









  1. seaspray@telus.net

    Valerie. I am curious as to why you choose gesso instead of white acrylic for your wing definition?

    • You could use white acrylic paint. I like that gesso dries slower so brush marks are less likely, and gesso has a matte finish, but certainly you don’t have to. If you don’t have gesso, use white acrylic paint.

  2. katissharp@gmail.com

    I have really enjoyed this class AND just want to let you know: I smile when I see you smiling. 🙂 I smiled the whole last 23 seconds!

  3. arturwallz

    Valerie, I am so blessed by your tutorials. You have taken your God given talent and used it to Glorify Him. This is what I have been looking for, for quite some time. As I watch your videos, I pray that the Lord will take me to a deeper understanding of His word through art, meditation (prayer), and worship. Jesus Bless you. I can’t wait to start a project. I will post it when it’s finished! Thank you again!!!!

    • Thnk you. That is great! Be blessed in your creative journey.

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