Saturday, April 4, 2015

Update on my March Monthly challenge at the Kraaft Shaak and some marbling with shaving cream!!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!! 
So I have been sick and didn't feel like doing much of anything so I could not wait to get this post out when I was feeling a little bit better.  So I won the monthly Kraafters challenge for March from the Kraaft Shaak.  Wooohoooo!!!!  First time I won anything on the internet!!!  What did I win you ask?  I won an album that has a blank canvas on the cover.   I was so excited!!!!  Thank you so much Heather from the Kraaft Shaak!!!!!  

For today's post, I wanted to do some fun messy painting with shaving foam!!!!  I have been seeing this all over youtube and other blogs.  Its actually pretty easy.  So here is what I came up with.
The first example I used my dylusions sprays and the second example I used my color bloom sprays.  So, here's what you need to get started. 
  • cheap can of shaving cream (don't use gel foam it won't work with paint or dye)
  • paper towels
  • a shallow pan or dish that will never leave your craft room
  • something to mix your colors in the shaving cream.  I used the end of one of my brushes.
  • water
  • dropper or pippette
  • baby wipes
  • paint, sprays, ink, food coloring, the possibilities are endless
  • palette knife or something to spread your shaving cream around in
The next step is to put some shaving cream in your dish about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and spread it out like your frosting a cake.  
Next start taking your colors and dropping them in.  First I unscrewed the top of my dylusion sprays and shaking the end of the straw part but not much was coming out.  Then I used a medicine dropper and that worked out a lot better. 

I don't think I used enough ink here but it still worked.  I just used the end of my paintbrush to make swirlies in the shaving cream. 
Here I was using up some old cards from DCWV I had lying around in my stash.  After you place it in the shaving cream, gently press down so that the paper makes contact with the shaving cream.  I did notice there were times I wasn't pressing down hard enough and other times I pressed too hard.
Because there is still water in shaving cream, my paper was becoming too saturated and began to rip on the top of the paper when I was trying to get the shaving cream off. 

In the next example, I switched paper and tried some old cardstock from Creative Memories.   Again, I pulled it right back out once I knew the paper completely made contact with the shaving cream.  I could see the color starting to come through to the back of the paper. 

I wish you could see the shimmer in that gold and dark teal.  These color bloom sprays are just gorgeous!!!!   So let me know what you think!!  I had a lot of fun making these.  I will definitely be making more marbled paper again. 


  1. Lovely! I did this years ago using re inkers on glossy cardstock. I bet shimmery sprays are much more awesome!

  2. oh 'i have glossy paper I should try it. =)