Technique of the Week # 38 – Shaving Cream Marbling

Project Hours: 2 hours

Design and Materials: 1 hour

Execution: 1 hour +

This project was so fun and it didn’t hardly take any time at all to do.  All you need is a can of shaving cream, a wipe-able surface and some Tsukineko inks.

To start, you spray your shaving cream (not the gel kind) in a section on your table or surface.  Then you smooth it out with a flat edge of a ruler or piece of cardboard.

Then you drip on your inks, and I used the end of a paintbrush to drag through them for some marbling effects.
Then you lay your fabric onto the surface of the shaving cream to pick up the ink and gently pat until you see the ink through the back of the fabric.  Wait about 5 minutes, then wipe the excess cream off the fabric.  Iron well when dry.  

It was so fun!  I even did an octopus for the Technique of the Week project series!