Saturday, July 21, 2012

Convention 2012 Swap - Shaving Cream Technique

This post is a tutorial on a Technique that I did to create a technique card for a swap.  Here I will show you how to create backgrounds using Shaving Cream.

2-3 different color reinkers
Whisper White Cardstock or Glossy White Cardstock
shaving cream (not the gel kind)
paper plate
lots of paper towels
a stick/utensil/tool that you do not mind getting ink on.

Fill a paper plate with shaving cream.

Even it out a little bit with a stick, utensil or tool. Make sure the shaving cream is spread out enough to fit the size of your cardstock. Add approximately 4-7 drops of two or three different reinkers.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, and Pretty in Pink.

Swirl gently to make whatever pattern you want in the ink. Be careful not to swirl too much or your colors will become messy.

Take your cardstock and place it face down in the shaving cream. Press it down lightly to make sure the entire cardstock is touching the shaving cream mixture.

Let it set for a couple of seconds. Remove the cardstock from the shaving cream.

With a paper towel wipe away the excess shaving cream.

Set aside to dry. Once dry you are ready to use it in your card.

Here I punched out flowers to use with the Blossoms Punch and the Boho Blossoms Punch.

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