Painting Table Scatter

When I’m putting together a tablescape, one of the items that I love to use is table scatter, or flat back marbles.  It always adds a little ‘bling’ to the table & helps to bring more of the chosen color towards the center of the table.

But what if I can’t find or don’t have the color I want?  I make my own.  It’s easy to do and with the colors of paints available, you can have your table scatter match any table.

Painting Table Scatter

Clear flat back marbles are available almost anywhere.  I always have way too many because most of the time, there are clear ones mixed in with colored packages.  I like the iridescent ones, but then again, I have a love for sparkle.

Clear flat back marbles

The supplies that you’ll need to change your clear flat back marbles is simple.  A paint brush & your chosen color of acrylic paint.  You can use plain colors, neon paints, metallic paints or glitter paints.

(I’ve even used nail polish)

Painting Table Scatter Supplies

Here I’m painting with glitter paint.  It looks cloudy until it dries.  I put a heavy coat of paint on to the flat part of the marble & set it aside to dry.

Painting Table Scatter

Here I’m using gold metallic paint on scatter that has an orange vein in it:

Painting Table Scatter

And some neon paint, looking very flat:

Painting Table Scatter

Painting Table Scatter

And when you flip them over, the paint shows through the flat back marble, and shines like crazy!

Painting Table Scatter

I love the glitter showing through!

Painting Table Scatter

Painting Table Scatter

I love the way they turn out, and now I’ve got an entire tablescape planned to go with the neon pink ones!

Have fun with this project.  It’s easy to do, and can add so much color to any area that you put it.

Happy Creating everyone!


Comments

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