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.

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

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I then added a second colour to the surface.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Place the paper or card flat on your work surface.

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

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

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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 ?

  1. 

    Clever and pretty too!

  2. 

    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

  3. 
    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! ❤

  4. 

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

    All my best thought for you

  5. 

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

  6. 

    Thanks for sharing. I love the idea.

  7. 

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

  8. 

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

  9. 

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

  10. 

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

  11. 

    Very interesting 🙂 I love crafts

  12. 

    Awesome technique.

  13. 

    Ahhh cool! Thanks for sharing.

  14. 

    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
      Charlotte

  15. 

    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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