Maia and I gave shaving cream marbling a try yesterday. Tracy recommended the project (here are the instructions) after I first posted about shaving cream painting. It's so easy! I thought it would be a big long process, but it wasn't.
First I sprayed way too much shaving cream into a baking pan. I don't think I needed nearly as much, but Maia enjoyed it. Then she used droppers to squeeze diluted liquid watercolors onto the shaving cream (you can also use food coloring).
She swirled the colors around with a popsicle stick…
Then pressed a piece of cardstock (poster board cut into pieces) into the shaving cream. We set it aside to dry, then wiped the shaving cream off.
I'm too impatient to let things dry completely before photographing them, so this is still wet. And doubly so because I left the shaving cream on a lot longer than I should have. There's always next time for refining our technique…
This is what I think we'll do with these once they're completely dry: use them for the covers for blank books. I like Angry Chicken's version with cardstock, cram cream tape, and paper and just sewing it all on the sewing machine. My question is, what on earth is cram cream tape? And what could I use instead?
Update: We did shaving cream marbling again here, with much more success. It's key to scrape off the shaving cream quickly rather than letting it sit on the cardstock.
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