Hi and welcome to today’s technique tutorial! Do you like the before and after pictures! If you’re excited to try this technique, head on over to my YouTube channel and see my technique video – it’s about 12 minutes long. But before you go there, check the shaving cream background supply list and written instructions, the see the supply list for Color Splash-added step. Let’s get started!
For Shaving Cream Background (not shown in video):
- Whip Cream Cardstock (cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ panels
- Can of regular shaving cream (not gel)
- FSJ Lovely Blue Liquid Color
- FSJ Watermelon Fusion Liquid Color
- FSJ Catalina Splash Liquid Color
- Acetate sheet or large (5×7) Acrylic Block
- Toothpicks to swirl shaving cream with
- Paper Towel & baby wipes
- Spatula or scraper
- Scrap paper
Directions for Shaving Cream Background:
Spray shaving cream into 4 small piles, forming a square (2 rows of 2) almost touching each other, on Acetate or large acrylic block. Add 4-5 drops of Lovely Blue Liquid Color to two piles that are diagonal to each other. On one of the other piles, add 4-5 drops of Watermelon Fusion Liquid Color. On the last pile, add 4-5 drops of Catalina Splash.
With toothpicks, slowly stir the colors of shaving cream, ever so gently mixing in a little with neighboring piles. Do this to all 4 piles of colored shaving cream. You should have a swirly sort of look to it.
Next, take a Whip Cream panel and press gently into the shaving cream, turning and moving around as you press, trying to cover as much of the panel as you can. Carefully lift out of shaving cream and place on scrap paper. With spatula/scraper, scrape off excess colored shaving cream. Carefully spread the left overs on the spatula to “fix” any spots you may have missed.
Depending on the amount of shaving cream you use, you may be able to get 4-6 panels done at a time. You can also apply the leftovers on the spatula to a clean panel – its okay if its mottled looking or well blended – if you don’t like the result, you can fix it with the Color Splash technique from my video! Clean spatula/scraper with paper towels/baby wipes as needed.
Supplies for Color Splash step in video:
- Lovely Blue Pearl Color Splash
- Shimmer Silver Color Splash
- Sparkle Silk
- Splash box (see “How to make a Splash Box” in my post on the Dream Seeker Encouragement card)
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