Thursday, 16 May 2019

Marbling Fun

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.

Items used:
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


meg said...

have never tried this technique Emma, the results look amazing, beautiful cards

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

It looks wonderful love it great effect Ginny
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Megan J said...

Hi Emma, two pretty cards and lots of extra marbled backgrounds. Sounds like you had a fun day creating them... have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

Diane said...

I have never tried this technique Emma but your designs sure turned out great.

Hugs Diane

Pam said...

A technique I haven't tried before but looking at your lovely cards, shaving foam is on my shopping list for next week!
Pam x

Dawn Phillips said...

oh, these are pretty. I may have to case them. Love Dawn x

Cherie said...

That looks like a really good fun technique.

ALI said...

Love them Emma, I still haven't tried it.........

Jean S said...

Beautiful,cards Emma, like others never tried this ,
Must pinch some of Iain’s foam(he he ). Jxx said...

Great cards Emma. Not a technique I've tried, but the results look fab.
Fatima x

gwen70 said...

Fabulous technique Emma, thank you for the tutorial. Gorgeous finished cards, will have to have a play later when I come back from shopping xx

Denise Fletcher said...

Lovely backgrounds Emma. It is a great technique.

StephW said...

Yes marbling is messy I can vouch for that! Amazing backgrounds and petty cards ... Steph x

Kirsty said...

Brilliant marbling Emma, I've tried this once but like you the first time I made a right mess and haven't tried again since!! I don't know how you say you've lost your mojo all your cards are amazing, I wish mine was a patch on your stunning creations. Love both of these. Big hugs Kirsty. x