To begin with I gave the MDF heart a coat of white gesso, the other items used were smooth white card, black card, cream coloured hammered card and white glossy coated card.
I sprayed some cheap shaving foam into a shallow plastic lid and added Baltic Blue, Claret, Zesty Zing and Guacamole fresco paint.
This was then swirled around with a wooden skewer. ( yummy)
First off a laid the MDF heart into the foam and lightly pressed down, took the heart out straight away and scrapped off the excess foam with an old credit card.
Next I put in the black card and repeated the process.
Then I spread some of the foam onto the smooth white card and covered it with a piece of cling film and wriggled it about a bit !
This was left for a couple of mins to soak in. While I was waiting to scrap the foam from this one I decided to try making a ball of bubble wrap, dipping it into the foam and paint mix and dabbing it onto the glossy coated card stock.
I'm not so sure about this one --- maybe the paints were getting a bit muddy at this point, but I would give it another try sometime.
Next I grabbed the cream hammered card and a Tando Creative stencil and spread the foam mix through.
This was left for 2 mins before scrapping the excess off, then the stencil was carefully removed.
It was then left to dry which took about 10 mins.
Ooh like this a lot!!!
I looked at the foam and paint mix and felt it had formed a painty mess now so decided to scrap off the bulk of colour from the top, smooth over the top to make it level and add some more paint.
This time I used Pumpkin Soup, Claret and Snowflake and swirled it about like before. As I liked the effect through the stencil I went with that idea again, this time I used a reindeer which I stuck onto some smooth white card with masking tape and then pressed this into the foam mix.
On taking out I then scrapped off the excess but left the stencil in place foe 2 or 3 mins.
Love the odd touches of left over blue in the mix.
I then removed the stencil carefully and gave it a quick flash with the heat gun.
I really do like this one!!! It has got some depth and texture but it is still very smooth.
A big thank you to Lucy for the fantastic idea, I now need to clear up all the mess I've made, still it smells nice in the craft room now so that's a bonus!
Lunch is calling me now so I must away, I will enjoy using these backgrounds and will definitely explore these 2 mediums some more. Thanks as always for stopping by, I hope there has been something of interest to you and perhaps you will even give this a try like me.
Take care and enjoy your weekend, what's left of it! Jane x