Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Printing with shaving foam

At my mixed media group we have been experimenting with making a
printing plate with shaving foam. It couldn't be simpler! Take a shallow
 plastic tray or box and fill with shaving foam. Surprisingly it creates a firm
surface. Then add in acrylic paints or inks and stir, creating a pattern.
Now take a print of it with paper! It makes great marble effects.
Useful for background pages.It is a simple project for children too. 

Shaving foam ready to print

Paler version, ready to print

Powder paint added into the foam

Marble effect on paper

Subtle marble effect
Print showing the texture of the shaving foam