Saturday 23 March 2019

InspireINk blog hop - Easter

Hello and welcome! 

It’s InspireINK blog hop day today, and this time we’re getting ready for Easter.

I’ve been playing with one of my old favourite techniques, shaving-foam marbling, so I decided to use some fresh spring-flower-like colours and marble some boxes that just might hold some choccy eggs (as brought by the Easter Bunny) – or something else…
This technique is so easy, and it’s one of my favourites.   Back in my teaching days we used it a lot in art lessons with small children.  It’s “clean messy” - you get to splodge ink about but the shaving foam helps in the clean up!

If you’ve never tried this before, you need a shallow container big enough to fit your item to be marbled into, some shaving foam (the cheaper the better!) and some water-soluble colours.  I used re-inkers and Brushos. 

Spread a layer of shaving foam into your container, 

drop or spray the colours onto the foam 

and swirl them around a bit.

Then press your item onto the foam,

take it out again and scrape/wipe away the excess.  Job done!

I marbled the pizza box directly but for the treat container I marbled a sheet of card and then cut it to fit.  I used a template (see here for A4 paper and here for 8 ½ x 11 ) so I din’t have to sacrifice one of my containers to use as a pattern.  Then I embellished my treat container and mini pizza box with some stamped daffodils from the You're Inspiring set (love these!) coloured in with watercolour pencils for a delicate effect.   I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.

(If you want to see the whole project, I will be posting a tutorial on my YouTube channel in the near future.)

I hope you're enjoying the hop!  Thanks for dropping in, and do come again soon!

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  1. These are great Karen, not tried this technique before x

  2. Apologies Keren for calling you Karen x

  3. Beautiful project Keren and thanks for reminding me of this technique. It is so easy to forget things we have used in the past. Christine xx

  4. Thanks for reminding me about this technic, I love it, will be definitely giving it a go x

  5. yes Keren i also have a childcare background and often forget to use these simple fun techniques that give beautiful results - thanks for sharing x


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