Marbling with shaving cream is delightful! My artistic and creative friend Quinn McDonald had never tried this so we did some yesterday on paper. I love sharing techniques with others. Especially when they are as adventurous and willing to explore as Quinn.
Here are photos of some of the steps we took:
|Shaving cream on plastic. Hair pick to the left|
|Dropping inks onto shaving cream.|
|Inks moved with hair pick.|
|Hair pick used to move inks.|
|Another first pull.|
|Pull #2 or #3|
You can do it almost anywhere.
All you need is
- a flat surface
- a cover to protect your flat surface (i.e. foil, foil pan, a cut open garbage bag, wax paper)
- shaving cream (not gel)
- ink or paints - Permanent inks like Dr. Ph. Matin's, acrylic inks, Adirondack inks by Ranger, acrylic paints, fabric paints almost anything will work, just try it.
- a tool for moving paint across the surface (i.e. hair pick, wide tooth comb, wooden skewers)
- Paper - you can experiment with copy/printer paper, watercolor paper, drawing paper, etc.
- a scraper or squeegee for scraping the extra shaving cream off of your papers to reveal the design.