I'm really glad to be back again having missed last week. To tell the truth, I've missed our connection and exchange of comments but it's been a busy week, and so I've also missed my crafting time.
Today I had a great urge to have a go at shaving foam marbling, using some 'house brand' foam and Jo Sonja acrylics. I realise this technique has been around since cocky was an egg, but I haven't done it before. If you Google the technique, you'll find lots of good tutorials for marbling so I won't describe it in detail. Here's my table...
|The shaving foam with green, yellow & gold paints.|
You can see the baking trays with the foam, and the other one with pipettes, old packing card to act as a squeegee, and some of the results drying off at the back. I have yet to do more with various drying times - I will wait longer next time as the removal of soap made some streaks that might be avoided. Instructions vary about the time factor. It might also be improved with better quality card stock. I have to say, I really love puddling in shaving cream.
A little note about the black protective sheet which I bought at 'House' (for Aussie locals). It's a great deal at $20 for this silicon baking sheet which is 1.5 metres long! It's not good for Distress techniques because I can't see the colour on the black surface, however as a waterproof and heat tolerant covering, it's fantastic.
Came back to the desk this afternoon after going to the gym, the Hearing Screening test, the heritage seed saver nursery, and made a birthday card using the marbled paper. Here is episode two on the same Wednesday. BTW, the old lugs are still operating 'within normal limits' which is pleasing as 65 comes along next week.... on paper that is :-))
|Yellow, lime green and gold seem good colours for a daisy theme.|
I stamped the daisy design (I think it's a Hero Arts Clings stamp) on a piece of the fresh marbled card in black Staz-On and then embossed with Judikins Fine Detail Black. It gave a speckled look which allowed the marbling colours to show through. Mounted it on gold metallic matt, and in turn on another piece of marbled card. Embossed 'Happy Birthday' in black and applied three little paper flowers. The flowers were given to me by my Birthday Girl. They are made in Thailand by women of the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre. There are sixteen different designs in the little hand made box. Just a delight.
Quite simple really but pleasing I think. Here's the close-up.
|Jo's card. Pity the gold doesn't show well in this photo.|
Well that's it for this week. If you're interested in what other folks do on Wednesdays, visit the centre of desk appreciation, Julia Dunnit and take a wander past a plethora of delightful desks.
Glad to be back,