Hi everyone. I have really enjoyed playing with the shaving cream marbling technique and made some more. I now have a good stash of backgrounds to use for future cards. Just a reminder that CAS Mix Up September Challenge - is Marbling.
This time when I did the marbling, I only added a few drops of re-inker into the shaving cream. I pulled a few prints that were pretty dark. I wanted softer colours, so instead of adding more re-inkers as I did before, I added a little more shaving cream on top and spread it out with a spatula before pulling my next couple of prints. This time I ended up with light marbling backgrounds with lots of white. Happy with the results.
I took one of my backgrounds and die-cut the pretty leaf sprig from Penny Black. I placed it over a smooshed background made from the same colours of ink. It may be hard to tell that the leaf is from marbled paper, but it is. :)
This card has happily made it's way across the world to Scotland. Thanks again Mac!
Just to show you the full effect, below is a second card made with the leftover piece from the die-cut above. This time I used the marbled effect for the background, adding a die-cut leaf from a beautiful sprayed piece I received from my friend Mary. Thanks Mary! The colours are perfect together. :)
I hope you have joined in our CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Marbling. If you haven't yet, give marbling a try. It's lots of fun ... and a little messy. What could be better??!! :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Lots of Thanks (Simon Says); Happy Birthday sentiment (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: White card stock (Neenah 110 lb); watercolour
Ink: Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: water mister, ?? die-cut (Penny Black), shaving cream for marbling, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Marbling