Monday 16 June 2014

Ryn meets shaving foam and whack techniques with a little water colour painting....

Hi all... Hope you are all enjoying the lovely warm summer. this month June we are attempting the shaving foam technique...along with what we learn last month the whack technique. so to begin take a plate or tray and the cheapest shaving foam you can find...shake and the spray the foam onto the plate and sprinkle Alcohol inks colours of your choice....all over the foam and swirl the colours one plate of foam will make 10 on background cards on avaerage. You can use the foam again and again adding more of one colour or another if you choose and you will get a completely different result each time so you take the card here I have used the back (Matt side) of Centura Pearl cut down to just under 7x7 then laying on top of the inked shaving foam I tapped the back of the card and then dragged it off the plate checking underneath was covered by shaving foam....normally it will be but if not dont panic go again.till you are happy the card is coated ....lay on a craft mat and taking kitchen towel wipe away the bulk of the shaving foam. then pat off any residue leaving a marbled effect put aside to dry ....while you wait pull a few more print each one will be different, and if you swirl the inked foam you can get some very cool effects.

Ok Prints done cup of tea made now back to the first print.
There was Yellow green and a lovely streak of blue which when I looked at the print from this way and that put me in mind of an ocean so the kelp inked in Crushed Olive  and then taking a few of the distress markers I whacked the brush end over the top to give the kelp slightly different colours. then stamped randomly.
Kelp in place I stamped the Spiral Shell three times in Pumice Stone. Then taking the Pumice Stone inkpad and a water brush I gently dragged the colour through the shell's more to tint it then to colour....lastly I inked the Patio Stone with the Pumice Stone inkpad and using second generation ink I stamped randomly  ....I was pleased with this as I had no set idea as to where this was going so different to knowing what I want to do and going for it the whole thing was just ...let's try this an see what happen's it might work. .....and do you know what?
I think it did xxx hope you like it too xxx

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  1. This looks great Bernie and is a technique I have always wanted to try, love the results x

  2. good one Bernie. the colours work well together. i love that kelp. the nautilus looks embossed (i know it's flat) xx

  3. Hey Bernie, what a neat sounding technique! I like the idea of using the same plate for several backgrounds and adding colours as you go. Great explanation and a neat watery card! Thanks so much for sharing :D