Shaving Foam Marbling Backgrounds

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Marbling Onto Paper Using Shaving Foam

I’ve already shown you a few items I’ve made using some of the shaving foam marbling backgrounds I made a while ago.

This card that you can read about – Here – being one of them.

And the background to this calendar page that you can read about – Here.

And the background use to cover this pot – Here.

The session of making the marbling started in Sunday School with the children as we wanted to decorate and frame some verses that we’d looked at during the last Sunday School year.

Having plenty of shaving foam with ink on it, after the end of Sunday School I kept going creating many more sheets of marbling to use in my crafting.

What I Did!

I collected together: A tin of cheap Shaving Foam; A Large Foil Roasting Tray; Kitchen Fork; Lots of sheets of Kitchen Paper; Lots of A4 sheets of 300gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock; Various Inks and Sprays : DecoArt Primary Yellow, DecoArt Purple, DecoArt White Shimmer, Dreamees Sparkle Reinkers.

After printing out several different verses in the centre of different sheets of cardstock we tore some sheets of cardstock to make panels that would just fit over the verses.  We use some glue dots at the corners of the torn panels to hold them in place over the verses.

Lots of shaving foam was sprayed into the foil tray before each of us in turn chose which colours we wanted to add, sprayed or dropped on, gave them swirls or moved them around in some way with the fork.

The sheet was then put down, face down, onto the shaving foam, gently pressed, and lifted up.  Some of us patted off any excess foam, some left it for a bit as it was before cleaning, some just wiped in straight or swirling motion.

The piece of torn cardstock that was stuck on was then eased off to give us a small, torn, marbled background, and a marble framed verse.

I’ve done a slight shift of the panel before taking this photo to give you an idea what I man about covering the centre with a torn edge panel.

This is the panel that was removed from the centre after marbling.

And this is the framed verse after the removal of the panel.

The Bible Verses Framed With Marbling

These are what we created.

I chose to go around the border with a black, fineliner, pen on this one.

I quite like the look of it done this way, what do you think?  Should we go round the blank area with the verse with a pen on all of them?

Here are the rest of the marble framed verses and the torn marbled pieces that resulted from covering the verses as well.

Some More Background

And these are some of the marbled pieces created after the lesson to make full use of the tray of shaving foam. I still have several left for using on other projects.

This first one I cut a circle out of for the top of the decorated pot I mentioned near the top of this post.


Time to get back to some Christmas Card makeing I think, so keep an eye on posts about those over the next few days.


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6 Replies to “Shaving Foam Marbling Backgrounds”

  1. Hi Gwyneth your backgrounds are gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what else you make with them. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. These are great Gwyneth, they look good either way, but I think I like the one outlined with the liner pen. I suppose the other thing you could do is to go round the torn toppers with a colour that is close to one of the darker colours on the background so they again stand out?xx

  3. Super selection of projects made with the technique. A great one to use at Sunday School. Shabneez x

  4. great work! Love this technique. My fav is the orange one 🙂

    Cheers, Holley

  5. Such a gorgeous set of backgrounds. Lovely patterns and colours, you’ll be able to do loads of things with them all