Good Morning everyone.
I recently lost my mojo, so i decided to have a play with a technique thats been on my to try list for eons - yes im well behind the times. Shaving foam marbling. So after finally finding the right shaving foam i dug out the aqua tints and really old mica sprays to have a play.
Well what a mess, i was covered, the carpet was covered and so was the cat, actually it reminded me of my first outing with brusho's where the kitchen lino was red and looked like id got blood everywhere - they went to the back of the cupboard then for many many months until a craft friend convinced me to try them again and now i love them so i wasn't going to be so easily put off this time and coming up with a plan tried again the following day to slightly less mess.
I cut white card to A6 size (4x6") so easier to handle. Spray a layer of shaving foam onto a wipeable surface, even out with a spatula, then add your chosen ink colours and swirl around into a pattern. Place your white card onto the surface and gently push into the foam, you only need to touch the surface, peel off and scrap off the foam. You are left with a marbled pattern on your card. Magic really. You can keep using the foam, as the colour fades add in more ink and swirl again.
2 Simple cards to start with. I had some not so great looking marble which i decided to die cut into these leaves and its amazing the difference die cutting can make. I picked a piece of marble for the background which used the same colours as the one i die cut the leaves from. Attached it to a white DL cardblank.
I added the leaves to 3 die cut stitched squares which i attached to the base with foam tape. I die cut the sentiment from the same card i die cut the leaves from.
A blue/purple version. I only added glue down the centres of the leaves and gently curled up both sides to add interest and dimension.
Just a few of my marbled papers. Like all new techniques to us, we learn each time and hopefully improve. I need to find something better to scrape the foam off so its easier. LIke die cutting up the not so nice pieces, even if the whole piece isn't so good if you look you can usually find part of it that you like so cut that piece into a square or rectangle. I tend to use a view finder like you do if you are painting a picture/landscape. If you fancy a play all you need is cheap shaving foam not the gel and a liquid colour medium - reinkers, sprays, food colouring, liquid paints.
Concord & Ninth layered leaves die
Wonky stitched square dies
Simon says sentiment dies
Spectrum Noir aquatints
Cosmic shimmer mica sprays
H2O's radiant rain inks
Cheap Shaving Foam
CraftUk Ltd smooth white card
Thank you once again for stopping by and all your amazing comments. I hope you all have a good weekend. Emma