Classes with Craig Joubert

Classes with Craig Joubert

Craig Joubert has been marbling since 1992 and loves to share his passion for marbling art with anyone willing to learn a new skill. He tells us that it might look complicated, but it is easy to do. Every design is unique. And it is fun to do for most ages.

For those who might be less familiar with marbling, it is the art of floating paints on top of a thick solution, called size, manipulating the paints into patterns, then transferring the pattern to an object – – fabric, wood, leather, tiles paper and more – – by gently placing the object on top of the paints.

Marbling on fabric is particularly exciting, according to Craig, because the paints are transparent which means that you can add more than one layer of paint, building on the background of the original design. The results are pretty-much instant, dry to the touch, and the finished article can then be washed in a machine (gentle cycle). You can also stitch different marbled designs together for a wonderful patchwork quilting effect.

Craig teaches marbling techniques at his stand at exhibition shows across the UK using his own water-based, non-toxic, quick drying paint. Also available at his stand are one to one make and take workshops focussed on marbling tiles and fabric. You can watch several of his workshops on

Craig sells his books and a variety of affordable Marbling kits with loads of support to spur you on via his Marbling 4 Fun website. He also sells hand marbled creations at exhibition shows. These are all unique one-off prints directly onto functional surfaces, e.g. Bathroom/Kitchen Tiles, coasters, lampshades and fabric purses.

Signature Technique:


Top Tips:

- There are no rights or wrongs with marbling. Play, and enjoy the process.
- Use soft, deionised water for diluting paints and mixing the thickening agent for best results.
- Do two rounds of marbling on the same object to get an exciting layered effect.
- Avoid air pockets by tilting an object when printing.
- Remember to avoid squiring the paint out as it will sink, less is more.

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Classes with Craig Joubert
  • Marbling Christmas Tree with Craig Joubert

    Craig shows us how to create this lovely Christmas tree shape with his marbling paints. Why not utilise some of the paper that might otherwise be popped in to the bin!

    This technique can also be used with more commercial stencils.  Craig demonstrates using one with a word on it. Resulting in a...

  • How to Marble a Large Piece of Fabric with Craig Joubert

    Craig Joubert from Marbling 4 Fun allows Valerie to design her own piece of fabric, but not on the scraps she bought to the studio, and we find out why, and how you can test whether or not fabric is suitable with a very simple test.
    Valerie selects a few of her favourite colours, to create her ve...

  • Last Minute Gifts to Make with Craig Joubert

    In this workshop Craig reminds you how quickly and easily you can make things with the Marbling 4 fun paint and as it’s completely non-toxic it is very safe for all the family to use.
    You can create patterns on paper mache; polystyrene shapes; MDF pre-cut shapes work well and while you can paint ...

  • How to Marble with Craig Joubert

    In this very comprehensive workshop Craig shows you how easy it is to marble. This can be applied to most surfaces – from fabric, to tiles, leather, wood, cork, paper and cotton canvas.
    He starts off by explaining what comes in the starter kit; the paint is non-messy, fast and permanent and is no...

  • Meet Craig Joubert- Marbling 4 Fun

    This craft is easy and fun to do for all ages – Craig believes 3years and upwards.  The results are pretty-much instant, and dry to the touch.
    You can mix your own colours, so perfect if you want something to blend with your home decor; and you can add words with stencilling;  add texture with em...