Thursday, February 22, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge # 481

Welcome to this week's color throwdown challenge of dark purple, light purple, beige, and brown. Love these colors!

If you are interested in joining the challenge or seeing what great projects everyone came up with here is the link

This week I tried something new. I marbled cardstock with shaving foam. Yep, shaving foam. Here is what you will need if you want to try it:

Shaving foam, I got a can from the Dollar Store.

I used acrylic paints, but you can use liquid water colors, food dyes, or whatever your imagination can come up with.

Cardstock, a pan, newspapers or towels, a utensil to stir with, and something to scrape the foam off the paper with, a piece of cardboard works fine.

Step 1 - Spray a thin layer of foam into the pan and spread it so it is even.

Step two- Drop paint onto the foam. I used purple, white, and gold and I mixed my paint with a little water because it was thick, you may not need to.

Step three- Stir the paint around until you get a marble look.

Step four- lay your cardstock on top. Cardstock works great, water color paper is too rough. Press lightly to ensure all the cardstock is in contact with the paint. Let it sit for a moment and lift.

Your cardstock will have colored foam all over it.

Step five- Scrape off the foam, don't worry, most of the paint stays behind. Let it dry. Now you are ready to put your genius to work in your projects.

For this project I used the marbled and other cardstock in colors to meet the challenge and Spellbinders cupcake die, there is a link for the die at the bottom of this blog if you are interested.

I cut everything out and glued it to an A2 sized card base.

The card was finished with Distress Oxide inks on all the edges, an embossed sentinent from Hero Arts' hummingbird stamp set and white embossing powder, and glossy accents on the cupcake icing swirls and cherry.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Faire Chase Lane and come back again soon. 

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  1. I came to check your marbling technique as you suggested in your latest post, and what a cute card!!! I just recently did the shaving cream technique for the first time in early February, and I spent a whole weekend (and a whole can of shaving cream) playing with it! I used mostly Dylusions sprays as my ink. I love the bold look of the acrylic paints though!

  2. Very "sweet"! Love that background technique! Cool looking! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!