Saturday, 26 September 2020

Super Saturday with Pam – Super Samedis avec Pam

Welcome back to Magenta Super Saturday. 

This week I’m playing with shaving cream again.  A few weeks ago, I made some background papers with shaving cream and Magenta Nuance.  You can see that post here.  I thought it might be fun to try using stencils with the shaving cream.  

This time I used alcohol inks instead of Nuance.  However, I think you could mix the Nuance with a tiny bit of water to make them super concentrated to get the same results.  I sprayed the shaving cream onto a disposable baking sheet, then added several colors of alcohol inks.  I used a palette knife to mix the colors a bit then gently laid the Sweet Leaves stencil on the top of the shaving cream.  I placed a piece of cardstock on top of the stencil then gently pushed both pieces down into the shaving cream - I wanted to be sure the cream came in contact with all the open spots on the stencil.  I slowly lifted both the paper and stencil from the shaving cream and laid them on my work surface. The paper absorbs the color very quickly.  I gently lifted the stencil from the paper, used a straight edged tool to remove the shaving cream from the card stock, then wiped the cardstock with a dry towel to remove any remaining shaving cream.  (If there are any areas that didn’t have shaving cream on them when you lift the paper and stencil from the shaving cream, just use your palette knife to scoop up some cream and place it on the empty spot.  Let it sit for a bit before removing all the shaving cream.)  


It took me a few tries to come up with the process I liked.  I realized that the most vibrant colors came from the first use of the shaving cream after the ink had been applied.  Although you can re-use the shaving cream many, many times, the colors start blending and the colors get softer and lighter.  I also discovered that I wanted some color in my background.  On the final piece for today I blended some Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress ink over the cardstock, let it dry, then proceeded with the shaving cream process.  


On another piece, I put one of the stenciled pieces back into the shaving cream after the colors had lightened and blended some.  This also gave an interesting result.  

After my pieces were dry, I decided I wanted to emphasize the leaves just a little bit more.  I lined up the stencil over the leaves then used a dauber brush to apply Distress Abandoned Coral around the edges of the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of cardstock then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used a bit of Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress ink around the edges of the sentiment.  After the card was assembled, I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. 

Pam Nelson - DT Magenta

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2 comments:

Dianne Johnson said...

Pam I love this technique so much! Your leaves are so beautiful, and what a fun way to make beautiful backgrounds.

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Pam, I need to pull out my AI's and shaving cream :)