MISTI Marbling

by Lydia Fiedler

Learn how to get a beautiful marbled look on solid stamp images using the MISTI.



  • Solid stamp images - cling or photopolymer (Stampin' Up! Calling All Heroes and Celebrate Today used here)

  • Cardstock

  • Dye inks

  • Disposable glove


  1. Step 1

    Place card base in the corner of the MISTI and secure with magnet.

  2. Step 2

    Adhere a solid stamp image to the inside of the lid of the MISTI and verify that it's where you'd like it to be over your card base.

  3. Step 3

    Ink the stamp in your main color of dye ink - Tempting Turquoise used here.

  4. Step 4

    Close the lid of the MISTI and apply gentle pressure to stamp the image onto the card base.

    If the image isn't fully inked, just re-ink and overstamp - the MISTI will allow for perfect placement for re-inking.

  5. Step 5

    Put on the disposable glove and apply the second color of ink (Daffodil Delight used here) with finger to the top of the image by lightly tapping inked finger onto stamp.

  6. Step 6

    Close the lid of the MISTI to stamp again and transfer the yellow ink.

  7. Step 7

    Again using a glove, apply the third color of ink (Blackberry Bliss used here) in a gentle swirling motion to the bottom portion of the stamp, to create a marbled look.

  8. Step 8

    Close lid of the MISTI to transfer the ink to the stamped image.

  9. Step 9

    Finish your card as desired.



  1. Instead of using a swirling motion to marble, just use the overstamping technique to add shading to solid images with a second color.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for MISTI Marbling. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Can the same thing be done using the Stamp a MA Jig?
Cindy Williams  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 4:11 AM
Oooo, ♥ LOVE ♥ the effect of the repeated stamping - it looks beautiful! Can't wait to give it a try grin Thanks so much Lydia.
Jocelyn Knight  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 5:15 AM
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my MISTI, can't wait to try this! Very cool technique!
Shirley McIntosh  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 5:23 AM
@Cindy Williams - try it out and let us know! I'm not so good with a Stamp-a-ma-jig smile
lydia  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 5:48 AM
Great use for the Misti! I am definitely giving this a try!
Julie  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 5:52 AM
It should work fine with the Stamp-a-ma-jig - you'd just have to check your positioning each time. I tend to knock mine out of place. :/
dina  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 5:59 AM
dont have a Misti or a stamp a ma jig, but if I ever get one, I will try to remember this technique, it looks great!
Carol Freed  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 6:15 AM
LOVE this! TFS!!
Charlene  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 6:34 AM
LOVE this--will try!
Debbie Olson  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 6:38 AM
Very cool Lydia and totally get the glove too. I wouldn't want to trash that awesome manicure either. Plus the glove is a must. Before anybody asks, I did try this with a sponge dauber and you do not get the same results. More ink goes on if you use the glove.
Cindy Coutts  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 6:56 AM
Super tutorial, Lydia. I have to give this a try. The MISTI is awesome!

BTW, love your nails. grin
Benzi  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 7:07 AM
Going to have to give this one a shot. Love it!
Trudie Vick  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 7:13 AM
If you want to try this with a stamp-a-ma-jig, you just need to come up with a way to keep it from moving like mine always does.
Cheryl Bettin  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 7:22 AM
Now isn't that just so easy unique! WHAT a terrific idea. Thank you so much for the video with this fun technique.
Pssequimages  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this!
Kathy Harrison  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 9:06 AM
Have never seen the Misti before in the UK. Love this idea and wondered if the same effect couls be achieved using 3 colours of water-based pen on the stamp instead?
janet  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 9:33 AM
A fun technique I can't wait to try!
Carolynn  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 11:23 AM
.....i've been trying to "resist the misti".....lol....we'll see....love this technique....TFS!
Jo  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 11:29 AM
I can't wait for my Misti I won at the DTGD challenge so I can try this!
Yoorah Lee  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 12:53 PM
fantastic! I just got my MISTI and haven't used it yet...(yeah I know, what's wrong with me??) I love this tutorial.

Can you use a sponge instead of a rubber glove?
Nancy Hill  |  Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 4:27 PM

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