Saturday, December 31, 2011

Book Study - Shaving Foam

 On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" This week we're looking at the section using shaving cream. Spray shaving cream onto a plate. (The authors use the back of a plastic plate). Use palette knife to spread the foam evenly. Place drops of dyes, inks or paints onto the foam.

Swirl the inks into the foam. Place paper into the foam (the authors place the foam side of the plate down on to the paper) and lift off.
Use the palette knife to gently scrape the foam off the paper. Continue to use the colored foam until the colors become muddy.

Another thing to do with the colored shaving foam is to use with stencils. First I painted card stock with black acrylic paint and let dry. Tape stencil onto the card and dip into the colored foam and lift off.

After lifting off the stencil don't wipe off the colored shaving foam, but lay it down onto another piece of card stock and press down.
Here are my results.

Another thing to do with the shaving foam is to use interference colors. I added some iridescent  inks that went with my already blended colors.
Instead of swirling these, used a notched tool to mix the colors.
Wish the photo showed the shimmery colors.
With the next batch, dropped on gold and copper iridescent inks.

The authors give more suggestions in using shaving foam.


Unknown said...

Excellent results. A great start to 2012.

chrissy said...

Never thought of using a stencil and then use the foam that is left on the top side of the stencil to create another design!!!