Thursday, 18 February 2016

February Mid month inspiration

In our mid month posts at Stamping Sensations, we are going to showcase for you a technique that we have tried out. I saw some wonderful samples from Visible Image, our sponsors this month, using shaving foam marbling technique and I knew I had to have a go. I have marbled with shaving foam before using a variety of inks and dyes, including re-inkers and food colouring, but not half as effectively as the samples I saw. They had used Dylusions sprayed onto the foam. The colours were amazing!

So, if you want to have a go yourself, you need shaving foam, a tray, a ruler and some inks, sprays or dies.

  • First spray the foam into a tray and smooth over the surface so it is larger than your paper.
  • Next spray the foam with your inks. Use a cocktail stick or paintbrush handle to mix up the colours a bit. 
  • After that, lay your paper or card onto the shaving foam, pressing down so colour touches all of the paper surface
  • Lift the paper off and use the ruler to scrape off the shaving foam
  • Leave to dry
Here are a few samples using a mixture of Visible Image and Inkylicious stamps


I hope that has inspired you to have a go yourself! Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous samples Sally! I haven't done this for ages and not with sprays. I have some of the original Dyan sprays languishing in a drawer that I ought to try. Thanks for the details.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. Thanks for sharing your inky indulgences with us Sally, I shall blame you if there is a National shortage of shaving foam !

    B x

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  3. Fabulous backgrounds and lovely stamps. I love your shaving foam effects.
    A beautiful set of cards.
    Jean x

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  4. Stunning Sally not tried that technique for years!
    Val x

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  5. Hi Sally,
    what brilliant backgrounds, and fab cards made with this wonderful method.
    Not tried it my self, but I must give it a go after seeing your fab results.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. Fantastic card made with the shaving foam technique Sally I love them all.

    Sue xx

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  7. Gorgeous work Sally! I don't have the Dylusions products but I do have my AquaTints and you've got me wondering now if I could use them instead, lol, but I need to get my DT work done first, hopefully will remember after Karen xx

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  8. Wow! Love the look of this marbled background. I'll have to get myself some shaving foam and have a play! Cathy x

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  9. I've never had much luck with this, but your results are gorgeous, and I love the sax player!

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  10. Like the other Helen, I've never had much look with this technique either! Time to have another go, inspired by your gorgeous makes.

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  11. GORGEOUS and vibrant backgrounds, beautiful work.

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