Shaving Cream Technique

Boo to all you readers.  Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to scare your friends then to send them a scary card using Black Cat.  I paired Halloween Cuttlebug dies with this stamp.  Trees are Spellbinders leaves.

The shaving cream technique has been around for a long time, but what hasn’t been around is using black as part of this technique.  The one nice thing about this technique is that you can add three or four pieces of paper on top of the shaving cream technique before you have to add new ink.

I used a second generation background, as I discovered that by using Memento black ink didn’t cover the stamp well enough to end up with a dark image, so here I used black StazOn which gave beautiful coverage.

Now on to the tutorial…

Supplies:  dish/plate/tray, foam shaving cream, alcohol ink/ink refills/food colouring, stick/straw, spatula, black StazOn

Spray a thick layer of foam shaving cream into a container/plate or tray

Drop colours of ink into shaving cream

Using a stick/straw, move colour around

Lay your paper on top of shaving cream and move paper around a little so all areas are covered

Using your spatula, scrape off all of the shaving cream

Your piece will show the ink placement

Once fully dried, stamp out your image and embellish and finish your card as desired

I hope I inspired you to try this fun technique out.  Boo!


Posted on : Sep 15 2015
Posted under Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

5 People have left comments on this post

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:09:57
Myoriah said:

Love your card and this is one of my favorite techniques for making prints. Never thought though of using black re-inker. Love the results and the perfect background to go with your stamps. By the way I usually prefer the second generation prints for backgrounds and the first for cutting up. One thing with this technique is even if you don’t like the print something can be done with it.

Sep 15, 2015 - 09:09:31
Shelly Schmidt said:

How cool- I love the great image and your background is fab for Halloween! I always love your tutorials. I think the Distress reinkers are true to color too- Soot should not turn purplish…..

Sep 16, 2015 - 09:09:05
Shirley said:

Beautiful design, fantastic technique and tutorial 🙂 I would never have thought to use black but it works very well. Take good care, Shirleyxx ps..just catching up…

Sep 16, 2015 - 12:09:31
Patti J. said:

I don’t use this technique often enough! Love the way the cards smell, don’t you? Mmmm….. This is perfection, dear friend! And, your nails ALWAYS look so pretty! Thanks for reminding me about a technique I should use again!!! Hugs…

Sep 16, 2015 - 10:09:59
Marisa Job said:

Great card and technique!!


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