Welcome to a Year of Card Techniques 2017:We're playing with shaving cream and color this month, to create marvelously unique backgrounds for our cards and tags. This is SO MUCH FUN! Run - don't walk - to your nearest dollar store and get a couple cans of plain shaving cream. Try it with different colors of card stock, different kinds of paint or ink or food color.
This is an easy technique - here are the basics:
- Squirt some shaving cream into a flat pan or paper plate. Let it foam up, and smooth it out a bit.
- Drip or dribble one or more colors of paint or ink onto the shaving cream, then swirl and mix with a toothpick or the end of a paintbrush.
- Lay card stock on surface of shaving cream, and press in lightly with your hands.
- Lift card stock off carefully, and set aside for a couple of minutes. (You can press another piece of card stock onto the first one and then pry them apart to double up on the dip!)
- Wipe off the shaving cream, and let dry completely. (At first I tried wiping off the shaving cream with paper towels, but that got pretty messy and used WAY too many paper towels. I had much better luck using a soft plastic ruler to scrape it off.)
|This background reminded me of water - so it had to have a mermaid!|
|The marbling on this one is silver and blue on gray paper.|
|I went wild with scraps - definitely not my usual style, but kind of fun!|
|I think this is my favorite - and it was so fast and easy!|
|Purple and yellow? Easter of course!|
|The colors in the marbled background inspired this card.|
|I colored this little digi quite awhile ago.|
Seems it was just waiting for the colors in this background!
Time now to hop on over and check out what Sandy has done with her marbled masterpieces. You can use the list below if you happen to get lost along the way!
Today's lineup:Theresa: http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/…/January2017TechHop.html
Wilma: You're HERE!