View Full Version : Shave Cream & W/C
02-26-2003, 08:55 AM
Ok, folks, for those of you who love to experiment, here's a new thing to try. One of my students who teaches rubber stamping showed me this.
I haven't actually tried it myself yet... but, I couldn't wait to show it to you; you can do 1 of 2 things. Here goes... (and try it on a scrap first)
1) mix up 2 puddles of paint; put shave cream on your w/c paper; drip paint on top of the shave cream; let sit for 30 seconds; press with a paper towel.
2) mix up 2 puddles of paint and add shave cream to the paint;
paint a wet background using these mixtures.
Here's my student's sample. She added the stamping after it was dry.
08-16-2003, 05:06 PM
Cooooool, ... I wonder, whatever inspired your student to use shaving cream, and would any soap mix work, what about clear liquid soaps? I wonder if maybe clear gelatin would be fun to play with, maybe with half the required water to make it, and with acrylics, or maybe powdered paint.....I wonder what I can find in the kitchen,....
08-18-2003, 06:31 AM
Can't wait to try this with my son - but my boyfriend has hidden his expensive shave foam & insisted that I get some cheap stuff, lol. Sounds like great fun, mind if I post the idea on our local home educating website? I think some of the other kids would love it.
08-26-2003, 01:55 PM
Shoot, I can't wait to try this myself:D Very creative!
08-31-2003, 01:30 PM
I saw this on a PBS show one day, but the way I saw it done was to put the shave cream on a flat surface and then put the color on the shave cream, swirl it around then lay the paper on top. let set for a min and then wipe off. I haven't tried it but I think it is so neat. I also love the stamping on it too. You could maybe do pen on top also. On tv they used color (that's what they called it.) so I don't know if it was food color, acrylic, or tempra. ??What did your student use? (wilson)
09-02-2003, 01:04 PM
interesting ....I sometimes use soap in my watercolors....
09-02-2003, 11:56 PM
I bought some shave cream today. !!!
Alan, why soap in your watercolors?
09-02-2003, 11:59 PM
I only do it once and a while but it makes the paint like impasto...kind of fun to play with I will see if I can find an example for you....
09-03-2003, 07:20 PM
Very interesting. I would like to hear more about it.
09-03-2003, 07:40 PM
Ok here is one I did with soap not sure if you can see the strokes but this is done wet on wet...not really any lost edges ....its 11X15 watercolor and soap.....
09-04-2003, 01:12 PM
Very cool. Makes it look very different. I shall have to try it. I did the shave cream but I don't think I did it right. I need to read her instructions again.
I am not real proficient with WColors, I mostly have used acrylics and oils. But I am trying to do more with Wcolors.
Actually the soap makes it look a little like a tempra, or maybe thats just me.
Do you seal it?
09-04-2003, 01:15 PM
Well as in any watercolor it has to be protected with glass or plastic.....I frame them with glass....and yes it kind of makes the paint thick....more like acrilics....fun eh?
09-04-2003, 01:19 PM
yes very fun.
My graphics teacher Suzanne Dey( i think she has changed her name) had us coat the surface of our watercolors with Gum Arabic and water, that still doesn't protect it, you still have to use glass but I was just curious.
Thanks for all the info... You must stay on site. But I for one have to get ready for work.. tata
09-04-2003, 01:21 PM
Ok you are welcome catch up to you later...
12-02-2003, 02:11 PM
I love this technique. Last year I bound sketchbooks for all my artist friends and used this technique to decorate the cover!
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