2019 Topic 18: Shaving Foam
Amanda is back with part 2 of her experimental shaving foam project and in this post she is exploring ripples that the foam creates in her prints. ~Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Amanda (ink-a-pink) here with you again today, and I'd like to share with you the second project I have created for the current topic: Shaving Foam.
After yesterday's creative fun I was curious and keen to try out other ways of using the shaving foam within my creativity to create interesting and effective results. All of which resulted in my finished project - an 8x8 Art Panel.
To apply the foam/ Fresco Finish mix onto PaperArtsy Heavy Super Smoothy card I used a PaperArtsy brayer, working one colour at a time.
Both the foam/ Fresco Finish mix and the loose braying created some lovely 'ripple' effects.
I thought Butternut to add a touch of warmth and Midnight to add the dynamic and bring the whole piece to life.
The second way I used the foam was by mixing it into some PaperArtsy Grunge Paste along with some PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paint: Antarctica.
The photo above shows the grunge paste straight from the pot on the LHS and the grunge paste after its been mixed with the foam and the paint on the RHS.
Where I hadn't mixed the paste into the foam quite so well the texture was much grungier.
A great contrast of textures all achieved in one round of stenciling. A win win in my book!
The third and final way I used the Shaving foam was again to mix it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint, this time Snowflake.
After covering the stencil with the 'Foam/ Fresco' mix I used the stencil to monoprint.
It created a lovely subtle lightly textured print.
To finish off the background I used some of the stamps from PaperArtsy Eclectica Kim Dellow Collection EKD01 and EKD03
With the panel being quite busy already I thought the simple line designs of the stamps offered just the right amount of extra detail.
For the focal feature I used some of the stamps from one of PaperArtsy new designer stamp sets: Eclectica Gwen Lafleur collection EGL01.
They are coloured using the initial three PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints I set out creating with (no shaving foam added). I either used the complete stamp design or part of the stamp design. They all rest on Seth Apter die cuts painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paint: Midnight.
I know I've been a bit of a 'creative rebel' veering away from the basic shaving foam technique but I'm pleased I did as I had a lot of curious creative fun along the way and on the whole the ways I've used the shaving foam today proved to be far less messy than yesterday and produced some pretty cool effects and texture. I just love those 'ripples' .
If you have never tried creating with shaving foam before then I would encourage you to give it a go. Ok, it can be a little messy but there are ways to control the mess and I'm sure you will have plenty of foamy fun!