A nother fun thing I did to take a break from quilting was to play with my textile paints and shaving cream 🙂 Now this was fun and as usual I learned a lot .. but I really do love the effect that I got – I didn’t have a hair pick or a small rake, so I used chopsticks .. I will be getting a small rake (kids beach playset at dollar store maybe) and a hair pick. Or whatever else perks my fancy that can used as a small rake .. they do that those little house sets for house plants that have the small rakes .. BUT .. the tines are further apart than I would like .. I’ll look around .. I might just be amazed at what I find
I did 4 10″ charms again and I didn’t dilute the paint down (for easier flow) like I did in my paint resist fun. So I’m expecting to keep these bright bold colours when it finally dries. I used the puppy training pads again, when all was said and done, I just rolled it up very carefully and into the garbage it went ..
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First charm – turquoise, violet and periwinkle
Second Charm – no added colours or paint, did a circle swirl thru shaving cream – you can see how much paint was actually picked up on the first pass – so paint needs to be added to each one you do.
Third Charm – Added emerald Gold Luminere to this one, re-raked shaving cream. I noticed that the shaving cream was dying (for lack of a better word) losing it’s poof and air – so I might want to consider doing these quicker and adding shaving cream as I go, but haven’t figured out how to do that without having really odd looking spots .. So maybe just plan a few with a thinner base for the shaving cream and make a new one as needed? If you look at the bottom left corner on the left thumbnail, you’ll see a good example of the shaving cream breaking down .. but it still did do the job – so maybe, it just holds the paint higher??
Fourth Charm – Last one – I added violet gold luminere to this one and remixed the marbling – again the deterioration of the shaving cream, but other than having a darker ‘spot’, it didn’t seem to affect the result.
I had a lot of fun doing this, it appears that the deterioration of the shaving cream doesn’t affect the marbling other than to have a ‘heavier’ paint spot, but when it’s all cut up, would you really notice it.
I do need to put MORE paint closer and use something with smaller teeth for my marbling – I will definitely be doing this again ..