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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!