Friday 15 November 2019

2019 #18 Shaving Foam: Make a Note with EKD {by Amanda Pink}

2019 Topic 18: Shaving Foam

Amanda is with us today. After making a series of test prints with foam and paint, she selected some to use for her notebook and matching pencil. ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Amanda (ink-a-pink) with you today, and I'd like to share with you a few projects I have created for the current Topic: Shaving Foam. 
I will be sharing my first project with you today and tomorrow I will be returning to share my second project. 

Although the basic 'Shaving Foam' technique has been around for the longest time I haven't as yet tried it out. I did buy a can of shaving foam about 6 yrs ago thinking I would have a go but thinking was about as far as I got so this topic seemed like a good opportunity to finally give it a whirl. Oh what messy fun I had even though I didn't follow all the 'how to's' of the basic technique.

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints with my shaving foam. The colour palette I opted for was China, Smoked Paprika, Midnight and Summer Sky - one of the new fabulous colours to the range. 

Rather than using a container to spray my foam into I just sprayed it onto a glass mat. I moved the Fresco Finish Acrylic paints through the foam in horizontal lines and 'pulled some prints'. PaperArtsy Heavy Super Smoothy card stands up well to the wetness of the foam/paint mix. 

I also sprayed some foam onto an acrylic block, spreading it out using a brayer and then adding the Fresco Finish Acrylic paints 'Jackson Pollock' style! I didn't swirl or move the paints around this time I left them just as they were and then pulled some prints. 

The acrylic block also came in handy to pick up some of the foam/paint mix which I then used as a stamp to make even more prints. 

All of which created a multitude of prints, each and every one being so unique. 
I selected some of my favourites pieces to create my project - a handy little notebook. 

The notebook itself is cut from Sissix notebook die designed by Eileen Hull.
The stamp sets I have used are from PaperArtsy Eclectica (Kim Dellow) Collection EKD01 and EKD03. 

The small circles stamp from EKD01 added a touch of simple background detail to the shaving foam prints that I used for the outer covers. 
I kept the back free of decoration so it would sit flat on a surface to aid ease of use. 

The small circles teamed well with the triple circle stamp from EKD01 to add some complimenting detail to the shaving foam prints I used to cover the inner walls of the notebook.

I also used the triple circle stamp along with the lined part of the long stamp from EKD03  to create some funky circular 'lollipop's' and an accent to embellish the front cover.
They are coloured with the same PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints that I used to create the shaving foam prints.

I carried a couple of 'accents' through to the spine.

Now a notebook isn't any use without a pen or pencil right? So I covered a small pencil with a piece of canvas that I'd printed with the foam/ paint mix and I'm all set to write, doodle, draw to my hearts content! 

As I was gathering together all my unused prints there was one that really caught my eye. It reminded me of a photo negative and the more I looked at it the more I could see an image. Maybe a tree, a weeping willow perhaps? 

So I simply mat n layered it, stamped the sentiment from EKD01 and created a card. 

I know I said in my intro that I had lots of 'messy' fun but please don't let the 'messy' put you off using shaving foam in your creativity. It's the kind of 'messy' that can easily be cleaned up and it enables you to create some really unique and interesting prints to use in your art. 

Thanks for joining me today / tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with some more of my foamy fun creativity. 
Until then
Creative wishes 

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Lucy said...

Absolutely brilliant, Amanda! I love the techniques you have discovered and your gorgeous colour choice. Such a good idea to make a marbled pencil to go with the notebook!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

Love this Amanda... Great work!

Etsuko said...

Amazing project Amanda!! lovely works with shaving foam technique and stamps. xx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous... might take some time out to try this over the weekend!

Words and Pictures said...

What a great post full of inspiration, Amanda. So cool using the acrylic block to create the extra prints, and fantastically zingy colours. The notebook looks fab, and I adore the matching pencil. I see mountains in the card, with streams running off and converging into a river or lake.
Alison x

Redanne said...

I agree with Alison, I see snow capped mountains with a beautiful lake at the bottom (Lake Louise perhaps...). Fabulous creations and the extra bonus is that your projects feel and smell wonderful! Anne xx

A Pink said...

Thanks you Lucy, Miriam, Alison, Anne, Etsuko and Chris for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments . I really appreciate .
A x

Jenny Marples said...

For all the world those backgrounds remind me so much of Monet's "The Rue Montorgueil in Paris" - LOVE them! And I love that you've even created a matching pencil for your gorgeous notebook. Got to give your method a go now xx

eileen hull said...

Love all the techniques you used with the shaving cream and paint Amanda- that is fun stuff! And looks great on the Notebook too 😍

Chris said...

Just love everything about your techniques, it reminds me of those paint swirling wheels from years ago, totally fabulous post Amanda! xx