I came across this idea when I was researching Golden's new High Flow Acrylics, and immediately had to try it! As I experimented, I found that it worked on paper and fabric, AND that you could get the same effects with High Flow Acrylics, Fluid Acrylics, and even Jaquard's Dye-Na-Flow fluid fabric paints. Awesome!
|Shaving Cream Marbling on Rice Paper with Golden High Flow Acrylics - Yummy!|
What You Need:
- A Shallow Tray - anything like a baking sheet or shallow plastic tub will work.
- Shaving Cream! The cheaper and foamier the better (the gel stuff is harder to work with).
- A Few Toothpicks or Skewer Sticks - anything with a fine tip will work, and you can even use a popcicle stick. You can also use a marbling comb like the pink one pictured above, but it's not necessary at all - I didn't use it any of the examples.
- A Few Old Giftcards - or another kind of spreader/scraper. Even an old piece of coated cardboard or chipboard will work (though it will soggy and won't last!)
- High Flow Acrylics, Fluid Acrylics, Dye-Na-Flow, or other inks or fluid paints - experiment! I'm using Golden High Flow Acrylics in the first example, and they were VERY easy to use! They behave like inks, which makes them ideal for marbling. Dye-Na-Flow also worked well (I applied it with a dropper) and is good for use on both fabric and paper.
- Paper or Fabric - I used a sturdy Japanese Sumi-e paper and bleached muslin in my experiments, but just about any smooth paper should work.
- Paper Towels, Baby Wipes or Rags - these can be helpful to clean paint-infused shaving cream off your tools as you work, though the whole thing is easy water cleanup!
|Here's how the paper looked after it was scraped and dried!|
|Here's what the second pull from that batch of paint and shaving cream looked like.|