Saturday, 14 March 2015

Shaving foam backgrounds

Hello friends, followers and callers by. I have at last managed to get my act together and do a shaving foam tutorial.  It really is so easy and it is great fun, even if a little messy, so wear rubber gloves if you wish but because it's shaving foam it doesn't stain.
So are you ready?
Then here goes.

Step 1
Start by adding some shaving foam to a non stick craft mat or any wipe cleanable surface.

Step 2
Add a few drops of ink in as many colours as you wish - I used Tim Holt Distress ink in Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn but you can use any re-inkers in any colours.

Step 3
Lightly blend the inks with either a wooden skewer, a ruler, cocktail stick, knitting needle or the handle of a paintbrush etc.

Step 4. To create a background

Place a sheet of card or paper (any size) directly on top of the inky  shaving foam.

Step 5

Lift off, dragging slightly towards you as you do and then either leave to dry for a slightly textured result or as I have done here, scrape off the ink with a ruler.

 This can now be cut to size, stamped on, die cut or used in any way you wish.

 Step 6 For a Stencilled Background

Tape your chosen stencil to a piece of card stock

Step 7

Spread inky shaving foam all over the stencil

Step 8
Scrape off the foam with a ruler. Remove the stencil and either leave to dry or as I have done, wipe the excess foam off with a piece of kitchen towel

I must admit, I wish I had left it to dry naturally as the effect was much better but it is always trial and error and sometimes it turns out awesome and other times, awful.

I do hope you give this one a go as you can create some wonderful effects even with just one ink, just don't blend too much.

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all you mums.

Thank you for dropping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.

Lainie xx


  1. Thanks for this, will have to find time to try it.

  2. Thanks for this, will have to find time to try it.