Thanks for popping in.
A few of our lovely Clarity ladies have got together this week, and are having a mini retreat at home. They were evidently playing with ye old Shaving Foam, and texted me with a couple of questions, because it wasn’t working as well as they had perhaps hoped…here’s the photo Roz sent me of Karen… hahahaahahaaaahahahaahahahahahahahaha. Good Lord!!
Well, as a little tribute to our ladies, I thought I’d rummage around in my bloggy drawer and get a How-to out today! This goes right back to 2014. Oh boy, how time flies…
It’s a shaving foam background using our castle mask, so let’s take a look.
I’m a lucky little chickpea, because I have a whole set of Distress Reinkers, and now they even have a home!
Here’s what I tried: Place the castle mask on a piece of the White stencil card
Squirt some cheap Tescos Shaving foam onto a baking tray or flat plate. I squirted it into a tray which was too small to start with; rubbish.
Drip some Ink reinkers onto the shaving foam,
and swoosh it around with a coffee spatula. Look out Cosca! Ooohhh!! I LIKE the shaving foam on the tip of the stick….
Anyway, back to the plan.
The first one is always a bit too severe, so just lay down a piece of spare card and pull it off. Then mix the inky foam up again. Lay the white card with the castle mask directly in the inky shaving foam,
and then pull it off. I know! What a mess! All relative though, eh Karen?!?!?
But when you wipe away the foam, you get the most delightful, arty sky!
Actually now you can pull several wonderful prints. When it looks like this, it just needs a tiny quirt of white foam again.
A stencil brush may help tone the shading down too.
Time for the big reveal. You can use the mask many many times.
Dust around the white edge with Weathered Wood.
Look! Got a bit carried away… Great stash for Ron though….
Stick to the plan! Trim the card,
stamp the Clean out a Corner Stamp in the sky using Cobalt Archival.
Colour in the verse …
Layer up on a complimentary blue, then white.
Back to that coffee stirrer…..
I randomly smeared it around on a piece of the white card. Wiped it this way, stroked it that way. This is what I got:
Now there‘s a wonderful landscape, just screaming to be brought to life!!
There you go, Karen, Roz and Sue !! What a lovely way to spend a day !!!! You lucky girls!
Love and Hugs to all,