Sunday, October 12, 2008

marbling with shaving foam

Melanie emailed with a great description of using shaving foam for marbling and it looks a really interesting alternative to try.

I harassed her to write a blog post as she'd written it up so well for me :>D and here it is:

http://my-croft.blogspot.com/2008/10/play-time-marbling.html

Do go and look. She has some lovely sanples of works she has done and a clear and funny description of the process.

Thank you again Melanie :>)

9 comments:

my croft said...

ooh, "harrassed" is a little strong... "urged, firmly urged" is closer.

I hope it's clear (the description). It's gangs of fun and very easy.

all best,
melanie

vivien said...

:>D I'm glad you didn't feel harassed!

good article though

dinahmow said...

Yes, Melanie's post is good.
And if you'd like further info on other techniques you can email me diane(dot)patmore AT gmail (dot)com
and I can supply a link or two.
The best advice? Just get in try it!

vivien said...

tnanks Dinah - I'll email :>)

it's not something I'm going to do all that often but the marks possible just work so well in landscape and seascape collages :>)

Gesa said...

hm... i like the idea - i've done some marbling with oil paints on wall papering paste - but that's been a long time ago. but it's getting a note for my monotype projects. will try. soon. now i'll check out the shaving foam experiment

vivien said...

oil paints on wallpaper paste? that sounds interesting. I have oil paints, wallpaper paste isn't expensive ....


how did you do it? much the same way as the shaving foam?

vivien said...

oil paints on wallpaper paste? that sounds interesting. I have oil paints, wallpaper paste isn't expensive ....


how did you do it? much the same way as the shaving foam?

Gesa said...

yes, vivien, pretty much like shaving foam; but you do need a tray or similar... it won't hold it's shape.

vivien said...

Tnanks Gesa :>)