Around the House….Shaving Cream

Today I'll be featuring the first in a series of tutorials called "Around the House".  You'll be amazed at how many household items you can use to create wonderful stamped artwork!

It's time to steal your husband's shaving cream.  The best kind of shaving cream for this technique is fragrance-free and CHEAP.  I usually buy a $1 can at the dollar store to use in workshops and I buy "better" shaving cream for the hubby.  However, I think my hubby ran out of his brand and found my stash.  So, I had to "borrow" it for this tutorial….be prepared for some strange looks from the man in your life.

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You'll need to gather the following items:  shaving cream, 1-3 classic ink re-inkers (I used regal rose and rose red), wax paper or a paper plate, small sheets of white cardstock, plastic knife, and paper towels.

Dispense a generous amount of the shaving cream onto wax paper or a paper plate.

Shaving_cream_pile_2Hpim0786  Hpim0789 Shaving_cream_paper                                              Place several drops of the re-inkers randomly over your pile of shaving cream.  Swirl it gently with your knife.  Do not mix completely or your cardstock will not have a swirled effect.

Push your cardstock straight down into the shaving cream.  Lift it up gently, then remove all excess shaving cream.  The little scrapers from Pampered Chef are great for this!  I use paper towels, but it's a little messy.  Allow your paper time to dry.  You can repeat this several times with the same pile of shaving cream.  Each time will produce a completely different look!

You can stamp directly on the shaving cream paper or simply use it as a background piece. 

Hpim0791Here is my completed shaving cream card (click on the image for a closer look).  I stamped "love" from the Wonderful Words stamp set in basic black ink directly on the shaving cream paper.  The hearts are from the Happy Hearts stamp set, and the saying "my heart is with you" is from the Small Sayings stamp set that is featured in the Winter Mini catalog.

I used Whisper White, Basic Black, Regal Rose, and Rose Red cardstock, and the coordinating classic ink pads.  Black gingham ribbon and dimensionals complete the look.

All images copywrite Stampin' UP! 2007

Now it's your turn! Kids love this technique, so why not try it together?  If you make something using this technique, be sure to send me a picture.  I may feature it on this site.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

                                                      

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1 COMMENT

  1. Judy Bennett | 4th Nov 08

    What a unique use of shaving cream. I can see all kinds of possibilities with this technique.
    I even have some of that $1.00 shaving cream in my cupboard. I use it to remove soot stains on my carpet in front of the fireplace.
    This is a much better use for the shaving cream!

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