Shav­ing foam mar­bling

Papercraft Inspirations - - OCCASIONS -

1 Julie loves to cre­ate her own back­grounds and this tech­nique is so easy! Squirt cheap shav­ing foam into a large, flat con­tainer and drop spots of coloured inks onto the sur­face – three colours are nor­mally enough. Gen­tly swirl the inks into the shav­ing foam us­ing the end of a paint­brush. Use Tim Holtz Dis­tress Ink re-inkers or sim­i­lar liq­uid ink. 3 Once dry, use the back­ground as usual to make a stun­ning card. Layer up with coloured card, punched and die-cut el­e­ments and a stamped sen­ti­ment along­side rib­bon, a resin flower, ad­he­sive pearls and of course the oblig­a­tory heart that Julie al­ways in­cludes on her cre­ations. Check her blog at jules-al­wayswith­a­heart.blogspot.co.uk for more in­spi­ra­tion! Julie Gibbs was De­signer of the Year at the Bri­tish Craft Awards in 2016. She also de­signs cards for Quick Cards Made Easy and makes wed­ding sta­tionery 2 Lightly press your base card onto the sur­face of the foam. Lift off, place fac­ing up on a clear sur­face and scrape away the ink and shav­ing foam to leave a mar­bled ef­fect. Wipe with a pa­per towel and al­low to dry. You can keep us­ing what foam re­mains with more card un­til the colours be­come too mixed and muddy.

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