Sunday, 18 May 2014

Shaving foam and Stencils.

Good morning to you all and thanks for taking the time to join me today. It is Sunday and I am going to spend the whole day with Karl.....oh I did miss him last me an old softy but I love him so much....

Yesterday it was workshop day over at Crafts 4 U 2 Do in St. Helens a lovely craft shop and a very knowledgable manager, Chris.

We used the large poppy stamp from of my favourite stamps....this is one of the cards that we made...

The background was created with the shaving foam technique and then the image stamped using Black Archival Ink.

Shade was added using a charcoal stick ( thanks for the inspiration Mandy ) and then highlights with a white gel pen.

Whilst in France Sazzle brought some shaving foam and whilst using the technique a few of us....did that what if....thing.....

What if you use it with Stencils like you do with grunge Maria started to play.....oh we did have fun and yes we liked the results...

So yesterday after creating our backgrounds I gave the ladies my stencil folders and said....go and play....

Tape the stencil to the card and cover with the foam.

Scrape off the excess, we used a plastic 12inch ruler.

Take the stencil away and hey presto .....this one is Lisa's....

And Joan made this one....

Look at these...




Just be warned that it is very addictive.....and the time just disappears .....

Thanks for another great day ladies and see you next month.....

If you would like to try this technique go to the Clarity web site where there is 20% off all stencils at the mo...

Enjoy your and hugs.

Jo. X



  1. Oooh Jo, these are delicious! Will definitely be having a go at this. What beautiful results. Well done everyone! Glad you had such an inspirational and creative time in France xx

  2. Can see my house smelling lovely this week Jo. Thanks for the inspiration and what lovely cards your ladies made. xxx

  3. These are lovely! Did you use Alcohol inks with the shaving foam?

    1. Hi, we used Dylusions sprays also a couple of mica sprays from Creative can mix them up...x

  4. Just love it Jo haven't tryed shaving foam but will have to now x

  5. I've used shaving foam in the past to make backgrounds but using it through a stencil give some amazing results and I will definitely be having a go at this as soon as my latest order from Clarity arrives :-)

  6. Stunning Jo! I love the first card it is gorgeous!
    Linda xxx

  7. wow I love the shaving foam technique but had never thought of doing this xx

  8. your card is awesome Jo. now i need that stamp too.oh dear.... xx

  9. What a simply amazing technique!

  10. Brilliant cards Jo love this technique & Lisas' is wonderful - looks like it could have been planned?
    ps I'm sure Karl was missing you too (not to mention a certain dog!)

  11. Oh fab technique through the stencils, great idea x