Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The boy done good....

Morning all, a little bleary eyed today as stayed up to watch Andy Murray's game last night.. Why oh why do all our sports men and women do that to us... We give them our support and they look like they are ganna loose, then a flash of brilliance and our faith is restored only to almost have it taken away again... However is was a stunning game and either man who won was a deserved winner. I'm just glad it was Murray.. Next!!!

Today I'm going to share a technique which has proved oh so popular in our lessons this year, the fact that we have had to do it again and again is testament to it's popularity.. It's fun and easy and the results are simply amazing

Shaving Foam, that's right Shaving Foam. Now you probably won't find it in any craft store but Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's own brand stuff is ideal and costs pennies...

Simply spray some foam onto a large piece of waste cardboard, and add droplets of a dye based or alcohol based ink into it. I used Pergamano and Ranger Alcohol Inks, but any re inker is ideal but it must be dye based or alcohol based...
Then mix the ink into the shaving foam as much or as little as you wish. Then place some glossy card stock onto the foam and ink and leave for a few seconds. Take the card stock off and dab off the excess shaving foam and voila you have a completely individual background for your cards or scrapbook pages or infact any other crafting project..

Hope you like the samples...

Thanks for checking us out...


  1. Some friends were talking about this technique at the weekend...I really must get a larger crafting space so that I can try out some of these muckier things LOL

    The effect looks fab.

    Toni :o)

  2. I saw this on the Carol Duval show a long time ago and thought I'd try it, but never got around to it. After seeing your beautiful cards, I really will try to give it a go.


  3. beautiful dyed papers. thanks for sharing!

  4. very beautiful papers!Thanks for sharing!

  5. Attempted this in one of your classes, very messy but worthwhile!