Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Remake!

When I first started stamping, I remember being particularly wow'ed by three things:

  • Heat embossing, which inspired my very first homemade Christmas cards at some point in the 80s. I embossed an image of a chile ristra in gold and colored it with some hideous 80s markers and thought I was in crafty heaven.
  • "WOW bags" - at the first Stampin' Up! workshop I went to, the demonstrator used those Rollagraph rolling stamps to roll alternating diagonal stripes of Posy and Vine in Pink Passion and Green Galore. I think I actually screamed. I'm neither proud nor ashamed of this.
  • The shaving cream technique.
I was truly amazed the first time I "marbled" paper with shaving cream. I must have made 100 really terrible cards with my experiments. My apologies if you received one.

But it was SO cool. It was the beginning of my mixed media fascination I think. So different from stamps, ink and paper.

But once you'd made a few backgrounds, that was kind of it outside of color combos.

But for my last retreat I thought I'd modernize it just a bit and see if it worked with stencils. I had been playing with brusho and embossing paste, and thought shaving cream might be less messy in a group setting so I tried it and loved it.

And I think (they can correct me if I'm wrong) the attendees came away with that as their favorite technique we did.

I asked them to bring their own stencils, and some of them were so amazingly intricate - and this technique preserved every detail - it was amazing. So I felt like it would be fun to do a tutorial on it.

Here are some of the cards I made. 





Fun right? I've been trying to see if I can replicate this with another inking technique and I've decided it's pretty unique.

So this became one of our Falliday Fest tutorials this week, and I'm super excited about it.

I made a short video on it with some super important tips you'll want to hear, so without further ado...




I hope you enjoy this as much as I do - it really makes your craft room smell nice as a bonus!

Loveyameanitbye.

14 comments:

  1. This is so awesome!!! I can't wait to try😍

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  2. Such a cool way to use an old technique! Love it! Will definitely be giving this a try with my stencils. tfs

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  3. Absolutely amazing! What an incredible idea to pair this technique with stencils. You are brilliant! <3

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  4. Thanks for sharing your tutorial Lydia!! Your shaving cream stencils turned out great!! :>)

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  5. So fabulous! Welcome to the 21st century, shaving-cream technique! Thanks so much for sharing, Lydia.xo

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  6. Thanks...I love what you did mf...just sent my hubby off to get me some shaving cream!! You know how I love making bkgs.
    hugs,
    K

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  7. Woah! I am new to card making, so the regular shaving cream technique is even new to me! I am completely in awe. I need to go get some liquid ink so I can try this for myself!

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  8. I had forgotten how much fun the shaving cream is ...thanks for the reminder and the good ideas

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  9. What an amazing set of cards! Great technique!

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  10. Wow! You are a complete genius and i love enjoying the ways you prove that again and again. Astounding idea.

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  11. This is just great - I love being reminded about old techniques made new again! I don't use my stencils much but I'm off to find that old can of shaving cream and give this a whirl! Thanks so much!!!

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  12. Ahhh, the old is new again. And what a fabulous way to bring it back. Fantastic idea. Your projects turned out beautiful.

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  13. Lydia, I'm late in watching this video, but so glad I always catch myself up on your blog at some point. Since I have only picked up the card making addiction about two years ago, I have never heard of this technique. WOW! So cool. Perhaps you could revitalize some of the old, popular techniques for future cards? What a treat. Thanks for sharing!

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