I have not posted anything for a couple of weeks for different reasons – but this week we have a great Just Add Ink challenge which I had heaps and heaps of fun putting together so I want to share it.
The Challenge is to use a Technique that you have not used before. I chose to have a go at the Shaving Cream Technique. At the time – to be honest – I did not even know what it was. But I had had a few friends and people around me mention they wanted to have a go at it. So off I went to find out about it.
After a bit of investigation and a trip to the Supermarket – I was ready. Oh my – what alot of fun I had that afternoon……..we were up to our necks in Shaving cream – it was everywhere!! But at least it smelt nice!
So what you do, is you get a plate (or I used a paper plate) and fill it with shaving cream. Then although I know you will have urge to pick it up and plant it onsomeones face or head…..don’t!! Get some re-inkers (different colours if you like) and put a few drops onto the shaving cream. Then using a skewer or knife or fork – mix it up a bit to get the colours swirled around. Once you are happy with it – get some card stock and press it into the foam.
Pull your cardstock out and wipe away any excess shaving cream with a paper towel. You will find you have made some amazing patterned card. It’s great! And every piece you do is different. I experimented with colours a bit and made some lovely patterns. My 7 year old had a go too – it’s a great kids project too. Anyway….enough chat – here is my project.
I used Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink and Perfect Plum on the flowers. The leaves are Certainly Celery, More Mustard, So Saffron and Always Artichoke.
So – have you got a technique you have been thinking about for a while? Is there a technique that you want to have a go at? Well – now is the time. Go to Just Add Ink to see what the rest of the Design Team have put together – and then upload your technique project too.