So many of you loved the tutorial on the marbled clay trays so much, (which you can see here), that I thought I would share this cute project on creating marbled paper using shaving cream. This idea isn't new, but it's a cute way to make your own cards and stationery sets from this kind of unique paper.
-shaving cream (foam style--not gel)
-inks (Re-inkers from Studio Calico, was used here)
-a flat tool like a spatula
-some plain white card stock
-rubber gloves (protect your manicure!)
Step 1. Gather your supplies
Step 2. Use a large plate or small baking dish to spray shaving cream on, creating a surface of shaving cream bigger than your paper.
Step 3. Use a spatula to shape the shaving cream a bit, creating a semi-flat surface.
Step 4. Pour drops of ink all over the shaving cream. Use as many colors as you like!
Step 5. Use a toothpick to marble the ink by simply drawing random designs all over the shaving cream and ink.
Step 6-8. Press the paper down onto the shaving cream. Don't be shy, really press it down in there!
Step 9. Remove the paper. It should look like this. Time to scrape off the shaving cream. Find a sink or trash can and a spatula!
Step 10. Scrape off the shaving cream to reveal these beautiful patterns! Don't run water over the paper, it will lighten the ink more than you want. Just scrape the shaving cream off and let it dry!