Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Out with the silk and the shaving foam!! Kinky!?

Hello there!
Thank you for stopping by.


Had a lot of fun last night with the Shaving foam.
Did I shave Mark, after a month camping on the Copacabana?
Certainly came home hairy....


No, no,  that can wait until maƱana!
I had hours of fun with some Distress reinkers 

and some cheepo shaving foam!
I’m thinking we need to try this at the Crowborough retreat next week! I love it!!!
I mentioned to my Dad that I might want to try this technique with the ladies at the workshops, and he emptied the shelves at Tescos in Gillingham for me! He said the lady at the checkout raised an eyebrow when he nonchalantly bought 12 cans of 26p shaving foam!

Recognise the stencil?
It’s the Woodland stencil
You literally mix up some ink and shaving foam, 
and drag it through the stencil.
Let it dry.



I sponged a hill in with Bottle Adirondack


Make-up sponge...


Stamp the lovely Woven Silk stamp in Archival Black


She is delightful.

Time to paint her. I used inkpads.
Bottle



Wild Plum and Cranberry, mixed with a little water.


Before you know it, her dress is the same colour as the backdrop.


I added a little charcoal to her base, to anchor her.
But then I decided to mount the piece on another shaving foam background, so I needed to trim some more off...



Cut her legs off, I’m afraid! Had to be done. 
Then I ran around the edge with a Pink Promarker. 
Sounds like penance!



But now you can see why. 
The background had to be exposed more!
I LOVE the way the branches have a very sharp blue outline. 
But now it’s YOUR turn. Which verse, if any, would you add to the background? I think it’s crying out for something...
Tell me, and I will add the most popular one. 

We could add this card to the many raffle prizes at the Catterick Open Days in September 13th & 14th. 
Signed by yours faithfully, too? 

Have you got your tickets yet? (£5 each. Call 01732 868215).
You should make the trip to one of the days if you are up north; 
the Clarity Open Days down south were superb. 
Ask anybody who attended. 



So there we are.
When Woven Silk met shaving foam...



much love,

42 comments:

  1. What fun love playing with shaving foam and the wonderful creations you get. Have to get mine out and play my granddaughters lived it last time the were here, hope Mark is enjoying being home have fun xxx

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  2. Hello Barb, what a fab idea, has made a lovely card. I love the shaving foam technique, didn't think to drag it through a stencil. Although I do have to ask how did you pick up the foam to drag it through, as I assume you mixed it in a tray/container of some sort. Mark looks happy to be home, bet you are loving having him back. B

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    1. Scooped it up with a spreader and dragged it with a ruler x

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  3. Just stunning! Welcome home Mark!

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  4. Ooops forgot, I wanted to say which verse I thought would work, and I think it is SW17-E. If I had a flower....... As I think that looks just like a beautiful dreamy flower garden. Bx

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  5. Hello Barbara,

    Funnily enough I was only looking up this technique last night. Hadn't thought to drag it through a stencil though. Mmm...... food for thought!

    Love
    Roz x

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  6. This is beautiful, you always put such a cool twist on things... Fantastic..I think I would stamp the inspired.

    Welcome back Mark. ,

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  7. Another fabulous - food for thought - blogpost Barb. Enjoy your time with Mark. Xcc

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  8. Love the shaving foam idea.
    Ex.

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  9. Fabulous welcome home Mark. X

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  10. Hi Barbara ... Love the card today happy crafting .... X

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  11. Beautiful, I love that technique and of course you have created another masterpiece. x

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  12. Another Wow.... what a talented lady you are.... love the colour combo, x

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  13. Hi Barbara what a great technique and a fabulous reason to go to the website to look at your verses - I hadn't realised you had sooooo many!!! How about the harmony verse? Something tranquil for this beautiful soft background. Welcome home Mark he looks nice and relaxed to be back home. Have a great day love Diane xxx

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  14. Hello Barb. I think she needs a dreamy verse - just a simple may all your dreams come true sort of thing. I do think you need to keep a bit of shaving cream for Mark - beards can be very itchy tell him. Have a lovely day together and see you here again tomorrow. xx

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  15. Love this and I want to try it. Can't nick my husband's shaving foam 'cos he's had a beard for about 45 years. I know I'll peruse the aisles with my granddaughter, ( the expert on all things!) next week and we'll work on it together on the next rainy day. Looking forward to it very much.

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  16. Lovely card Barbara thanks for sharing love June xxx

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  17. Beautiful Barb, does the shaving foam stay put or is there something you can fix it with as surely it would come off say in the post?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Have got my shaving foam after watching Amanda using it at the Open Day, not used yet but will probably have a play with grandson during holidays. Possibly verse could be May Green Be the Grass. Could see several that would fit nicely. Good luck getting the beard off Mark, my son grew one for Glastonbury and it is still there. I wish he would shave it off much prefer him without it but he is quite keen at the moment. xx

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  19. Another gem Barbara - keep those ideas coming!!! Might have to put those re-inkers on my Christmas list as I won't be able to choose just a few...I think "A friendly look" would go perfectly with this composition. Welcome home to Mark - he looks happy to be back home with mum!!!

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  20. Hi Barb,
    I love this technique but have never thought to drag it through a stencil. Will get my cheapo shaving foam out and have a go this morning.
    This card has a lovely dreamy feeling and I think I'd use the "Loved you yesterday, etc" stamp .
    Enjoy your time with Mark x

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  21. Lovley colours love the stencil xxx

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  22. Haven't done the shaving foam technique for years - thanks for reminding me about it and for the idea of using it with a stencil. Your finished artwork is fabulous. Welcome home to Mark, bet he enjoys some home cooking from his mum. Pat x

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  23. I love the shaving foam technique, everyone different, so many possibilities, too many choices, love it :)

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  24. That is stunning Barbara, and with one of my favourite stamps too, must get some shaving foam didn't realise it was so cheap, I've had some funny looks myself, once I bought 10 shaving brushes and another time 12 rolling pins! Welcome home Mark :-)

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  25. Your dad is amazing! I shall have to get my hubby to read todays blog once he comes home, as he knows only too well that look at the checkout thanks not only to my crafting, but also as he often nips out to buy things for the food bank if they run short of something. Last time it was 24 tins of sardines, 24 tins of peas, and a huge supply of meatballs! I think it was sympathy in the assistants eyes, for such a restricted diet lol! I don't have the reinkers yet, but I guess my glass mat and distress inks might work ..... will let you know ! Have a lovely time with Mark home. And don't worry - once it starts itching in the hot weather he will soon tire if the beard. Hubby grew one (mostly to annoy his boss!) And eventually saw the light and removed it. Phew! Xxxx hugs xxxx

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  26. This technique gives such a great result Barbara, and the water coloured lady fits perfectly. I think 'The world is but a canvas to our imagination' by Albert Einstein is lovely, and we always take inspiration from the colours and things which surround us, albeit unknowingly sometimes. How great to have Mark home again, and I'm sure he has had a a great time but willl still enjoy some motherly TLC, but not too much. I know when I fuss too much my son gives me the look which says 'that's enough Mother' ..lol.. but these days I don't get much opportunity to, as he lives in Australia, so my advice would be to make the most of these times. x

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  27. I think I'd go for the Angel Prayer W29-F but so many would fit and, being a Libran, I shouldn't be asked to choose! Great technique and lovely colours. x

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  28. Pretty background Barb, but at first sight, I thought your lady was a female version of Captain Hook - then I realised that there was a hand there, but I still can't decide what she is holding?

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    1. Dave says it's a pipe! It's grass! So maybe it IS a pipe!!!

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  29. Hiya Barbara - I love this - did the shaving foam through a stencil with Jo at clarity cumbria and I have been using it since too - great to see your take on it too!!! I think the verse should be 'such is life if full of card we have no time to stand and stare - family poem - love it and love that you did a stamp of it! Enjoy having mark home! Hugs rachel x

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  30. lovely lady. i have bought her and now i need to use her. tesco here i come to get shaving foam and reinkers should be on their way to me.
    i would use DREAM or IMAGINE as that is the impression i get from looking at this picture..... it is dreamy and somewhat surreal, hugs xx

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  31. Fabulous technique and such wonderful colours too! Love this and will be getting out the cheap shaving foam and my reinkers! Thank you for the inspiration Karen xx

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  32. I really Wonder, do you just wake up in the morning with those new, amazing idea? I would never have dare trying shaving foam, but the result is unbelievable. Thanks for that new idea.
    I would just add "DREAM" as she seems to be far away in her thoughts.
    Laurence xx

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  33. Barbara.....Hello to Mark...I quite like the bearded look!!!
    Love doing the shaving foam technique - love what you have done here.
    I would use your new Rainbow verse!!!

    Much love
    Kimxx

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  34. Hi Barbara, can't believe I've not been able to read your blog until now - just before bed as I have a very early start tomorrow. I love what can be done with shaving foam, though haven't gotten around to giving it a go. Using a stencil with it though is an amazing idea. Definitely need to find time to give this ago. Not sure which sentiment or verse to add as you have so many, need to think about it.

    If anyone is thinking about going to Catterick then I say go! You'll have an amazing time.

    Angela xx

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  35. I am really looking forward to playing with the shaving foam again. Saz introduced me to it last month at Wollaton, and even supplied the Imperial Leather to remove at least some of the evidence. It is such a fun technique, but I haven't tried pushing it through stencils yet. Can't wait for next week. xx Maggie

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  36. I absolutely love this !!! Looking forward to having a go next week. Love her dress it gives her a whole new image too.

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  37. Hi Barbara. Great to see Marc home safe and sound. Will the beard stay? My hubby has one at the moment, I hate it but he loves it! It will come off soon when it gets too hot, hopefully : ) I love the finished picture using shaving foam/inks, beautiful effect. Dream has to be the sentiment. Take care.

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  38. Simply Stunning - I love these techniques as it means every background is unique too .

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  39. Hi Barb, a friendly look verse would be lovely xx

    I love the look of this technique and I bought my shaving foam yesterday woo hoo. With not getting to the shops as often as I would like it can get difficult to get things some time. So I might be playing shaving foam pictures with my 9 year old today :)

    You must be so happy to have Mark home xx

    It is a beautiful piece.

    Have fun having Mark home x

    Live Denise xx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x