Sunday 10 November 2019

2019 #18 Topic Introduction: Shaving Foam

 2019 Topic 18: Shaving Foam

Well hello everyone, Keren here with our topic for the beginning of November; Shaving Foam Marbling! I'm not known for messy crafting but this seems like constrained mess and an easy technique to boot! This colourful photo links us to the how-to's of the basic technique written really clearly.

To begin our delve into all things squishy, Miriam Grazier shows some majestic marbling using PaperArtsy Frescos and Sara Naumann stamps.

We've also another lovely PaperArtsy blogger ; Wanda Hentges showing just how effective one colour marbling can be.

This next blogger shows a really cool technique with a fine needle in order to make some wonderful fine patterns on the surface.

Don't restrict yourself to cardstock- how about fabric. Using a limited neutral palette creates a cool effect and this is one surface I really would love to marble upon.

Marbling as a background produces such a wonderful textural effect, and this riot of colour is a fantastic example.

I've included another project from Wanda as it shows how a different technique of spreading paint to create a ringed wood slice effect!

This next piece is stunning and shows how using a simple contrasting image can really bring the marbling to life. It also uses alcohol reinkers to create the colour onto the marble.

I've always thought that hanging out the washing is always a boring affair! Making your pegs a tad more interesting might just help improve the job!

When we think of marbled papers- we can imagine the inside or outer covers of old books. These envelope inserts look traditional and yet modern with the choice of colours.

Depending on how you swirl the coloured shaving foam, you can get intriguing effects. This maker swirled tiny circles and ended up with roses!                                                                  

Heading back to the PaperArtsy blog for a cracking canvas, Lucy shows that this technique can be created with Fresco Acrylic Paints on more than just cardstock. 

Following on from finding different surfaces, this idea would be wonderful for brightening up your outside space. 

We've seen Acrylic paints, alcohol ink reinkers and watercolours used, but how about ransacking your marker pen refills? This is a traditional pattern but using a less conventional colour medium.

This next technique is my favourite as it uses less foam but on top of acrylic blocks. It also incorporates ink pads, so is a different take there too. Best of all, it's quite controllable and involves swathes of colour rather than intricate patterning.

Lastly we have a sweet little project which sparkles with the addition of gold leaf. This would be equally great with embossing powder or Gold Acrylic paint.

You're going to love the projects we have coming up for this topic. We are not doing the linked challenge  for 2019, so if you want to create along with us and this topic, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world! 


Miriam said...

Sich a fabulous topic with so many possibilities. It has been one of my favourite techniques this year! I love the inspiration you've found for this!

Lucy said...

Great intro, Keren, and I love the addition of gold leaf,

Lucy x

Mac Mable said...

What a fun technique and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

Etsuko said...

Fabulous topic, interest technique and samples. xx

A Pink said...

A fabulous collection of shaving foam creativity and projects, Keren. Thanks for sourcing and sharing. x