Wednesday, February 29, 2012

eP Blog Hop: Get Your Faux On, Part 2

Happy February 29th!

Not sure where this month left but very happy for this extra day. The E-Team has prepared a blog hop for you today to celebrate Leap Day. It only comes every four years for it should be special.

The E-Team dug into their paper craft arsenal to get ready for Part 2 in our series we call, GET YOUR FAUX ON! The Blog Hop will feature Faux Marble.

According to Wikipedia:
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.


Let's build on that. Paper crafters have been creating faux marble finishes to enhance their projects. There are so many different ways to achieve the marble look with inks, paints, papers, and more. I challenged The E-Team to create a faux marble look on their projects.




  • Visit the participating E-Team Blog Team members to see what Faux Marble paper craft she came up with.
  • Leave a comment for a chance to win an eclectic Paperie Gift Voucher for $25. 
  • You have from today, Feb 29th to March 2nd, Friday to visit each E-Team blog hop participant. 
  • Two random winners will be announced on Saturday, March 3rd.




Daisy Sparks (eP Blog, You are Here)

Linda Ledbetter is not joining us today but make sure you check out Studio L3 to see what she is up to.

I love the look of Faux Marble and amazed at all the different ways that you can achieve this look. I had an idea for this reviving an oldie, but goodie. I've been using this technique ever since it was first introduced to me. I've done with my Girl Scouts as part of their art lessons, and my kids have enjoyed, too. It's great for creating all kinds of backgrounds on paper since no two are ever the same. 

I am referring to the Shaving Cream Technique. With some plain white cardstock, foam shaving cream and all those inkers you have, you can create some beautiful, one of kind backgrounds.

I used some pie tins to get started. Plain foam shaving cream works best. Your paper may smell good afterwards, too. Usine some Distress Re-Inkers, I dropped some Tumbled Glass and Wild Honey into the foam shaving cream.


With a toothpick or bamboo stick, lightly swirl to mix up the colors...but only a little. 


I had cut my white cardstock into A2 size squares and just lightly set them on top of the shaving cream mixture. Use a spatula, your scrapper or even you fingers to swipe the shaving cream off of the cardstock. You will be left with some unique backgrounds. 



I thought these papers would be great to use with this butterfly die called Fanciful Flight. It was just what the wings needed. 


Here are two ways that I used the various backgrounds that I was able to create with the Re-Inkers and shaving cream. The Studio 490 stamp, Visions of Art, suited the project well. 



Don't forget to see what The E-Team has created for this Blog Hop. Have a great Leap Day and GET YOUR FAUX ON!

-Daisy


40 comments:

Sandra said...

LOVE IT!
Sandra ltb

Broni said...

Beautiful uses of your faux marble, Daisy! LOVE that butterfly!!

littlethings1 said...

Your cards are fabulous ! I like the butterfly die also , great use for the marble look ! Has beed a fun blog hop !!
Thanks !
Eunice

jengd said...

Beautiful results! I really like the stained glass butterfly- wonderful effect. I've SO got to try this, particularly with my 4yr old. I've done ink on water marbling back in a college papermaking class but I have yet to try the shaving cream method.

Sheila said...

Without a doubt, the shaving cream technique is not just for kids. Every time I share this technique, people go crazy. It's time again to find my husband's can of shaving cream. Plus, the hands always smell so clean when we're done creating

Carol E said...

Really pretty, thank you so much for sharing it and the chance to win.

Starla said...

Love both projects, but I REALLY like the one with Wendy's stamps!!

JoanneO said...

Great idea! I will have to try it. We are snowed in today and I was looking for something to do!

Micki said...

OMG, why didn't I think of using that butterfly die...... perfect. The cards are gorgeous. I think I'm going to try to talk the girls out of their faux marble stash, :-).

hugs

Scrapacat said...

Oh how cool. I love learning new ways to use marbled papers!

Sherry Cheever said...

Beautiful backgrounds and what a great way to make the butterfly wings!

connie said...

What a cool technique! This came out so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great cards. I have always loved the results from marbling with shaving cream. I haven't made any in a long time and I think my studio would like to get freshened up with the scent.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Amazing stuff. I'm afraid of the shaving cream... I'd probably have more on me than the paper! hugs

SusanK said...

And I have a can of shaving cream on my shelf...what a perfect time to use it! Thank you for the reminder! Love your use of Studio 490 stamps!

JMCPhillips said...

What a fun idea to do with your children!!! Thanks for sharing!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I am going to try this technique with my granddaughter. Beautiful projects!

Swedie said...

Love the faux marble look with the butterfly.. the cutouts really showcase it!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!!! I love this technique and it's fun to do with the grandkids! The bonus is that I get a bunch of cool backgrounds when they get done playing!

SkyPixie17 said...

Loved seeing all the different takes on marbling! Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Love that butterfly! I have not seen this technique before and it's cool.

Nan G said...

Lovely cards! The Vision of Art set is fabulous!

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful work! Perfect subjects. Awesome cards. Thanks for inspiring ;)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love your faux marble and your cards are great.

land of ahz said...

thank you for such a great blog hop. i loved all the projects and feel very inspired. great big hugs to you doing this hop! candy

famillemarleau said...

Very beautiful projects. Love that technique. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Janet L. said...

Wonderful uses of your faux marble! I really love the colors and how the background of the Art card turned out! Great examples, Daisy!! I commented earlier on one of the girl's blogs that this is my all time favorite blog hop and I'm repeating it here to you! Love it.

Angi Rankin said...

What a fun blog hop! I'm loving all the great marbling techniques. I really like your art card. It's so cool and the marbled background is perfect for that card! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Deborah345 said...

i haven't played with this shaving cream tech for a long time. love your projects.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I love the shaving cream technique you used. The colors are so bright and happy. Your butterfly is fabulous. The DT also did a wonderful job with the faux marble. Thank you all some much. I have many bottles of alcohol ink, but never knew how to use them.

NanaBeth said...

I love it!Your papers are gorgeous and it looks like so much fun.Now to see if we have any shaving cream.

nonnie said...

you know what i like about blog hops is that they remind you of techniques you haven't done in a long time - love this one- better go get out the shaving cream - thanks daisy for the chance to win!

Terry said...

These cards are fantastic. Love the butterfly and those backgrounds! What a fun hop!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the stained glass look to the butterflies!

Cathy Y said...

Oh, Daisy, I love the way you used the shaving cream background for the under part of the butterfly wings. What a great idea!

Bast said...

Love those creations. What a fun hop! Thanx for sharing.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Linda Carson said...

It's been awhile since I've done this but the results are always amazing! Fabulous inspiration!

Rea' said...

Love your cards, that stamp is so cool for that background!

Rea' said...

Another cool Blog Hop Ms. Daisy !

Denise Bryant said...

This looks like fun! Love the look on the butterfly wings.... fabulous!
DeniseB