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Fun with Foam...

SHAVING foam that is!
Hi all! Becky here today to share a little fun my daughter, Maggie, & I had the other day playing with our Splash Inks & some shaving cream!
The idea is to create your own paper backgrounds with paints or inks in the foam...very similar to a mono-print (or Gelli plate), but a whole lot-a-messy & much more fun!

Here's how to do it...
1. spread plain, cheap shaving cream over the back of a plastic plate. (I didn't have plastic plates, so I covered 2 large oval paper plates with some Press-n-Seal plastic wrap.)
2. Drop some paints or inks onto the shaving cream & spread it around.
3. Turn the plate over onto a piece of paper.
4. Gently lift the paper away from the plate & the scrape the excess shaving cream away.
Here are just a couple more she did...
Here's a couple of mine...
Doesn't this one look like a face?
The ones below are the same, just in two different directions...
I love how very different they look just by turning it upside down & it looks like the paint is jumping off the page!

You can find the Splash Inks at Altered Pages, here! Although I used inexpensive mixed media paper, if I had had some Lutrador on hand, I would have played with that!

I hope you enjoyed our little experiment!


  1. Love the technique AND the fun! good job Maggie!

  2. Great colorful works, love the shaving technique too.

  3. This is one of my favorite, lets get messy techniques Bekky. I particularly love your green yellow and blue one and will now have to try this with the Splash Inks. xx


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