Marbling: The rich color variations, veining and intricate patterns of natural marble are the inspiration for this stunning technique. Marbling offers great enhancement to many surfaces, including fireplace surrounds, tabletops, picture frames and, of course, walls. Marbling can make a small space, like a powder room, intimate and dramatic. Marbling, which is a process of layering tinted glazes over a base coat, does take some time and effort. But with a little practice, you can achieve effects that a stonemason would envy.