Hey Charlotte Where’s My Shaving Foam ?

September 7, 2014 — 35 Comments

Sometimes on my lunch break from work, I enjoy getting crafty with my Mum and my friend Gill.  So when Gill offered to show me a new technique to colour cards and paper I jumped at the chance.  It was going to be fun as it involved shaving foam, card dyes and possibly getting messy. 🙂

To start, I sprayed an even layer of (bargain priced) shaving foam onto a plastic tray.


After adding the shaving foam to the messy tray I sprayed the dye on to the surface of one side.


I then added a second colour to the surface.


Then to add a little texture to the surface I used a wooden stick to create straight lines up and down the shaving foam mixing the colour on the surface of the foam.


Then take the piece of card or paper that you want to transfer the pattern to and place it gently on the surface of the shaving foam.


Once the paper is resting on the surface of the shaving foam press it gently to get an even coating of colour.


Peel back the paper or card gently and evenly lift it out of the tray.


Place the paper or card flat on your work surface.


Then gently scrape off any shaving foam that has stuck to surface with a  ruler or other straight edge.


The ink dries quickly to the paper or card and you can wipe away any foam that might be left.


The swirls and patterns can make lovely backgrounds for cards or other craft projects.

It is really quick to do and the only other thing that I would recommend to you is using latex gloves to keep the dye off your fingers. You can use the shaving foam in your messy tray more than once just add a little extra dye.

If you give it go I would love to hear from you, Oh and don’t tell my Dad it was me that took his shaving foam 😉

35 responses to Hey Charlotte Where’s My Shaving Foam ?


    Clever and pretty too!


    It was a really good crafting session Charlotte. I loved your ideas for creating circles in the foam and your web effect, I will be pinching your techniques for future projects. See you soon xxxxx

    Annette Rochelle Aben September 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    this is a nifty thing… thank you so much for sharing ~ I make cards too and this looks like fun! ❤


    Very interestig and very nice. I gone try this !!! Thanks Charlotte !

    All my best thought for you


    Looks like fun and nice results. Buy your dad some more shaving cream!


    Thanks for sharing. I love the idea.


    Your Dad uses ‘bargain priced’ shaving foam? Shame on him!


    Nice idea. Of course I use gel so it may be a problem


    I think I’ll be using this with my class of year 3s sometime soon!


    That is such a neat idea! I’ll have to try it sometime. xx


    Very interesting 🙂 I love crafts


    Awesome technique.


    Ahhh cool! Thanks for sharing.


    Great to see you are a Clarity stamp fan too Charlotte
    Will be putting a report in Ferrier newsletter of your appearance at Llangollen. Great to see you then & hope to see and hear you again soon x


      Do you colour yours in with pro markers? I was thinking about using watercolours.
      Thanks for mentioning me in the Ferrier newsletter that’s fabulous, if you ever need me to sing give me a call 🙂
      Best wishes


    Remarkable! Another use for shaving foam (my father taught me this one) is to squirt into brandy snaps for a blowpipe duel. More aerodynamic than whipped cream, apparently, although less comestible. Two paces is all you need 🙂

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