JAI # 162 – Technique Challenge

April 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm 5 comments

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.

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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.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim Badelt  |  April 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    It sounds like you heaps of fun Chantell 🙂 I love that you used two different colours to create your card. It really does create such a unique effect! xxx

  • 2. Nikki Spencer  |  April 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    How much fun is this stuff Chantell? I played for hours the first time l tried it..:0) A lovely card and I love that you cut flowers from it, very effective! xxx

  • 3. Bronwyn Eastley  |  April 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Just gorgeous, Chantelle. You and Christine have inspired me to finally try this technique.

  • 4. Moni  |  April 25, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Great flower card! I like it so much!

  • 5. Christine Blain  |  April 28, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Very cool! I, too, love that you used the fun panels you created for both the flowers and leaves. Gorgeous, Chantell. It’s loads of fun, isn’t it?!


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