Don’t you just love the effect of marbled paper? I sure do! Back in the days at college, I learned how to do it, but it was a lot of fuss and the results weren’t very satisfying. And most of all, it definitely wasn’t a project to do at home, unless you had a lot of room and didn’t mind to clean the hot mess. Well, I’ve got good news for you. All you need is shaving cream and something like liquid watercolour. In my instruction video I’m using Dylusions ink sprays, but there are all kind of products at the market you can use. You can even dilute acrylic paints with water. I just thought it would be fun to use my Dylusions in a different way than just spraying on paper.
The picture below is a collage of all the papers I created. They make great backgrounds for all kind of projects.
Here’s an example of a digital Project Life card I made, using one of the backgrounds. I just scanned it to my computer, transfered it to my iPhone and used an editing app by Rhonna Farrer. Feel free to download this card and use it in your projects. If you want to share this card, please send people to my blog so they can download it here.
When I needed a quick thank you card, I made one using another background.
I hope you’ll give this technique a try. Maybe you can even make it into a creative afternoon with your kids. I’m sure they’ll love it!
For this project you will need:
- Dylusions spray ink (or any other ink)
- shaving cream
- kitchen roll / paper towels
- something to spread the shaving cream (think baking supplies)
- wear disposable gloves to protect your hands from staining
- cover your working surface with a plastic bag
Have a great day and see you back soon!