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Re: Marble or not to Marble


Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 16:31:38 PDT

I just made a packet for art teachers in my county with about ten different
variations on marbling. The shaving cream idea was one I included in the
packet. Here are some websites which tell about the process.
 <A HREF="">Marbling with
shaving cream</A>
 <A HREF="about:blank">ShavingCream</A>

Also, here is some text I saw on a scrapbooking website:

Marvelous Marbling with Shaving Cream

Items needed to achieve a marbled effect include:
Shaving Cream
Exclusive Inks™ Re-inkers
Cookie Sheet
1. Put a thin layer (approx. 1/4" thick) of shaving cream on cookie sheet.
With a spatula, spread like frosting. Add 2-4 drops of Exclusive Inks™
re-inker and swirl with a pencil or straw. Be careful not to overmix. You
just want some swirls of color. Try swirling in different directions.

2. Lay cardstock, front side down, on shaving cream. Gently press cardstock
into shaving cream. Lift up and lay on paper towel. Gently wipe excess
shaving cream off with another paper towel. There you have it!

Try using 2 Exclusive Inks™ re-inker colors that compliment each other such
as Robin Egg Blue and Spring Iris. Try using 2 colors, one light and one dark
such as Crystal Blue and Moonstruck.

Try tinting the shaving cream a light color first then add additional drops
of re-inker.

Works well on glossy or matte cardstock.

Some shaving cream will get on the backside of the cardstock so when using
this technique, it's best to layer your marbled piece of cardstock onto
another piece of cardstock or B&T paper.

Sheree Rensel
<A HREF="">Sheree Rensel - Artist</A>
<A HREF="">Electronic Teaching Portfolio</A>