Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shaving Cream Art

This is a simple project, yet it has many steps!  I don't suggest doing this with ten children as I did, because it simply just took too long! ( I had to clean off each tray after each child)  :)  The process of this art is really fun but the end product is just beautiful!  It would make great framed art or to be cut up and used for pretty cards.

1. Lightly spread shaving cream over a tray. Drizzle paint on top of the shaving cream. ( I used both acrylic and washable tempera, both did a great job.)


2. Using a skewer or something similar, drag the paint around to get a "marbleizing" affect.  If you do it too much the colors will blend together and give you colors you don't want. You know, that dark grayish-brown color when a child uses every color you offer! :)


3. After you are satisfied with your design, lightly press a heavy piece of paper on top of the shaving cream/paint. Then carefully lift the paper up and off.  Try lifting from both sides, this helps keep the integrity of the design.


4.  Using something with a straight edge, a ruler or squeegee, scrap off the shaving cream and paint.

Aren't they gorgeous? 



9 comments:

  1. Yes! They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful art project.

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  2. These are great.I loved the wonderful textures!

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  3. They turned out very pretty! I have never tried this technique and it looks so interesting!

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    1. It's very cool how the paint stays on the paper. And it dries within an hour!

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  4. I teach VPK in Hillsborough County FL and we are not allowed to use shaving cream :-(

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    1. That is such a shame! Shaving cream has such a wide variety of uses. :(

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  5. I am a huge fan of your blog! I am nominating you for two blogger awards. The Versatile Blogger Award and One Lovely Blog Award http://curlybug.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/blog-love-it-feels-good-to-share/
    Have a "messy" and lovely day!

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