Sunday, 12 March 2017

Infusions with Shaving Foam for PaperArtsy Challenge

I was doing some experimenting for another project - more on that later - and hit on a fun technique but it was too much to incorporate the pieces into what i was doing. Ages ago i did a blog post for PaperArtsy using that old chestnut, shaving foam, and as the key to infusions seems to be different mediums i thought i would revisit this. I covered a baking tray with foil, shook the can well, and evenly spread a thin layer of foam, and then sprinkled with infusions. I then ran the brayer up and down, and then onto some pieces of canvas board. I then used up any excess on some card 'as you do'! There was a lot of texture on the canvas so i stamped into it with some background stamps, you can just see on the blue one, and left the panels to dry naturally.

The yellow piece of canvas here i thought i could use as a quick piece for the Infusions challenge. I covered some pre-made flowers with Tim Holtz crackle glaze and then sprinkled with Infusions. I used a Hot Picks flower stamped on acetate and painted from behind with frescos and a favourite Lynne Perrella tea cup lady stamp.

I am entering this into the PaperArtsy Infusions chall2017-topic-3-paints-withenge.


  1. Another medium for mt to try with the infusions. I never thought to use shaving foam and loving the idea of stamping into it! Thank you for the inspiration x

  2. This techniques sound like a lot of fun... I will need to get myself some cheap shaving foam and have a go! What a brilliant idea to stamp into the foam for texture Lucy!

  3. Wow Lucy.....outside the box as usual! You always come up with great ideas......crackle and Infusions. Love your finished piece to bits! Xx

  4. Gorgeous finished project & a great idea to try the Infusions with shaving foam.