Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shaving Cream Paper

Hi Stampin' Friends!  It's so great to be hopping today.  I have been away from home and any internet connetion for a full week--the week of the Stampin' Up! Convention.  It was tough to be away and not be in attendance at convention as I have missed all the news announcements, the revel of the Holiday Catalog, and missed seeing my far away friends.  It's the first time in 18 years that I have not gone, but it was for very good reasons.  But now that I'm home it feels good to be stampin' and hopping again.

A few months ago I had a special request to do shaving cream paper at our stamp class.  While I aim to please I said "sure thing, we'll do it."  I hadn't made any shaving cream papers in years, but once I got going it was a blast.  To make them just follow the steps below.
To make shaving cream background papers:
  1. Squirt a layer of shaving cream, the foam kind, in a 9" x 13" pan.
  2. Add drops of ink refills.  This involves some trial and error as too much ink takes over the look and gets muddy.
  3. Use a skewer or table knife to "cut" through the cream and swirl the ink.
  4. Lay a piece of paper, I like using 1/4 sheets of Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock, directly on top of the swirled shaving cream and gently press into the foam.  Press enough to be sure that all areas touch the cream.  Note: you can use the same swirled cream to make multiple pieces of paper.
  5. Pull the paper out and lay on a flat surface then gently "shave" the paper by scraping it with a rubber spatula.  A metal spatula will rip the edges of the paper.
  6. Allow to air dry or speed the drying process with a heat tool.
  7. Add to your project! 
to julie warnick
from dara gloden

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of shaving cream paper before. It looks like fun and the results are gorgeous!