Sunday 17 November 2019

2019 #18 Shaving Foam: Countdown to Christmas with ESN {by Miriam Grazier}

2019 Topic 18: Shaving Foam

We are into the new frosty colours tonight from Miriam. She has partnered them with a lovely silver embossing powder and Sara Naumann's Christmas stamps, and made a practical gift in the process! Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a project that I have created using the fabulous shaving foam technique.

This technique never creates the same effect twice, which I love.  I get really excited, waiting to see what the end result will be before I scrape the excess foam off the substrate.  As messy as this technique can be I have learnt to stay as tidy as possible.

I enjoyed this project so much that I ended up creating a second project too which I will be sharing with you tomorrow.

I have used the shaving foam technique a lot this year, starting with the Sara Naumann release in January. It has been great to see it used more and more since.  One thing that I have learnt, which was great in my project, is that I do not have to discard the foam after each use.  I can simply flatten it out and add more paint. 

I wanted the shaving foam technique to stand out on my project and so I kept the design simple by using silver embossing and stamping.  I love the pattern of the shaving foam coming through.

The calendar itself is a MDF substrate from That Craft Place. I loved the idea of creating a Christmas countdown.  It was so easy to put together and I loved the cubes.  This could also be adapted to use all year round just by not including Christmas wording.

The colours of the shaving foam looked so wintery and perfect when teamed with the silver embossing powder.

I used my favourite colours for these projects.  You could use more traditional or more bold colours for these projects.  I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go at this technique yourself.  This technique is so much fun.

Thank you for joining me this evening.  Pop over to my blog to read more detail about how I created these projects.

Happy crafting!

Blog: Miriam's Creative Dreams


Helen said...

Beautiful project, Miriam!

Redanne said...

This is a wonderful project Miriam, the silver looks fabulous against the beautiful shaving cream background. xx

Words and Pictures said...

Love the silvery gleam of the embossing with those wonderful frosty blues - such a beautiful project, Miriam.
Alison x

A Pink said...

The marbling effects of your shaving foam/ fresco mix are fabulous , Miriam . Wonderful colour palette (loving these 4 new additions to the fresco range) that works just prefectly with the silver embossing.
Your finished project is a beauty .

Etsuko said...

Beautiful project Miriam, brilliant work with Sara's fabulous new release and lovely smoky blues and silver colours. xx

Jenny Marples said...

Such a great way to make something beautiful and useful Miriam xx

Chris said...

Such a fabulous post Miriam, I love these blues and you're paired them perfectly with the silver, the stamping looks fantastic! x

geezercrafter said...

Perfect colour combo Miriam. Love the effect of the marbling.