Thursday, May 28, 2015

What I learned while marbleizing papers with a five year old!

Today was my first shaving cream/marbleizing experience. I thought I would share what I learned. First and foremost, make sure you get unscented and shaving cream with no additives… If there is such a thing anymore :-). What I bought was scented although it didn't say so, and even though I have air conditioning on those windows had to go up! Second, this was a project I did with my five-year-old niece or I should be honest and say great niece...Arghhhh! She is not crazy about getting her hands messy… Guess who ended up doing most of it? :-)

If you have any questions please ask but basically I am going to show you the photos and comment on the paints I used. On this one I used FW pearlescent acrylic thanks. I found I had to use a lot of ink and they are not cheap so even though I liked the look I wouldn't recommend this.

The second one which I don't have a picture of because I gave to my niece, was done with food coloring and since she used The better part of two bottles of it, and then stirred up the shaving cream LOL it looked quite muddy. I found that drawing into the shaving cream after the color is dotted or streaked on, and using a skewer for drawing works the best. The next three are done with inexpensive craft paints.

This final one was just a piece of deli paper laid on top of the already messed up shaving cream.

Creating papers for me is very relaxing and very hard to stop once I start. Although, unless I find unscented shaving cream, I won't be tempted to try this again! This was actually a lot of fun, I hope you will give it a try and share your results!!! As always, I love to hear your comments and or questions. Happy Arting! Becky


  1. Becky, I like ALLLLL of these papers! Looks like you had a ball!!! You have more guts than I do!!! Not sure I could do it with a five year old!! Aaaaaahhhhh! LOL But never the less, looks like you had a wonderful time and in spite of finding out the realities of doing this with "smelly" shaving cream, did some wonderful keepsakes!! Love em my friend! :)

  2. Felicia, thanks so much! We did have fun and since she is such a girly girl she loved going through my shiny boxes of beads :-).
    Sorry about the typos on this I deleted the other post that somehow you found this one :-) I need to redo it and correct the mishaps!

  3. The shaving cream printing is so fun to play with. I really love your colors. I bet you had pages and pages of beautiful prints by the time you were done. I have heard of the unscented shaving cream, but I have to tell you, I think it is a myth! I've been looking for it for years as there are lots of kid related art things to do with shaving cream.