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 😉