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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Blue Poppies with Marbling

Hi there everybody.  I decided to try my hand at marbling using shaving foam which entails spraying foam into a tray and adding either drops of acrylic paint or alcohol inks, or watercolour paints from a tube the pigments of which are very strong so you would only need a very small amount.   You then move the colours around using the end of a paintbrush or something similar and lay the paper face down on top of the foam for a few second.  After lifting you scrape away the foam to reveal the pretty pattern.   I did originally have it in mind to enter the CAS Mix Up Challenge but realised that I hadn't done any stamping but I enjoyed trying the technique out anyway.


I did as I explained above, using a snippet of white card and acrylic paints in yellow and blue which in places mixed together to make green.  I did make several pieces but to be honest the first was the best as even if you add more inks it doesn't take long for the colours to become muddy, and personally I prefer it when the colours look quite separate and clean.  I mounted this marbled piece on to another snippet of white card.

I die cut the poppies from yet another snippet of white card using a Memory Box die called Row of Poppies and then coloured them using the blue acrylic paint on the flowers adding the paint with a waterbrush and adding some extra colour over the top to make the bottom of the flowers darker to add shading.  I used my Distress Inks on the stems and buds, again using a waterbrush.   The colours were Mowed Lawn with a bit of Walnut Stain.

I die cut the sentiment using another snippet of white card which I coloured with Mowed Lawn DI and I backed this with the Stick It adhesive.

Thank you for joining me here on my blog today, and see you again soon. 







I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 251 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.


22 comments:

  1. Great job with marbling Pat ... that is one gorgeous background to show off your beautiful flowers. Isn't marbling fun??!! xx

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  2. Beautiful card Pat. Love the marbling effect.
    Hugs Flo x

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  3. A very pretty card Pat. I love the poppies against the marbled panel and the colours you have chosen.
    Janice x

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  4. Oh Pat this card is beautiful. I do love the colours you've used. It's so fresh and pretty. It sounds as if you enjoyed playing. Barbxx

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  5. Beautiful card Pat ! love your pretty blue Poppies and fab marbling background.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

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  6. Love the color combination you used! The marbling is one of the techniques I want to try sometime. I'm forgetting to buy shaving foam, as my hubby doesn't use it:). I'm so grateful for your lovely comment on my blog, Pat! Thank you so much!

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  7. This is beautiful Pat, I love the marbled background and the blue poppies look fresh and pretty against it.
    Jean x

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  8. It's gorgeous! I have never tried this technique, but your beautiful card makes me want to try. Thank you so much for entering our first ever Flower Challenge. Ruth DT xxx

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  9. I can't believe you didn't go to college and receive a degree in marbling, Pat! This card is magnificent!! Hope all is well!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Fabulous card Pat and the poppies look so good against your marbling. I do think we're kindred spirits in lots of ways - your result you used here is really similar to one I used a little while ago. For the same reason, the colours look separate and clean - and I ditched my foam after just a few gentle re-stirs as the results did look muddy - to me anyhow!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  11. This is a lovely technique Pat and it makes such beautiful backgrounds...loely card Pat

    Anne

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  12. Hi Pat, you've made a gorgeous card with that fabulous shaving foam background. I tried it once in a workshop and haven't since. I must try again. I love the MB die cuts, I have that one and don't seem to use it. it looks great with your background. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  13. What a beautiful piece of marbling, Pat! I too like the pieces with more white and marbled detail! The blue poppies are beautiful with the colors of the background!

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  14. Love that marbling Pat! We forget how cool some of these old techniques are as we move on and leave them behind, but some of them, such as this is definitely worth a revisit! Thank you for popping by my blog today and taking the time to ask after Mum, I appreciate it! Mum is definitely on the mend - but, of course, will never get beck to her old self and be independent - it breaks my heart to see how frail, confused and weak she is now. She still manages a lovely smile for us though! I am sorting paperwork out every day now, as she got everything into such a muddle!

    Well, I better get on - I just wanted to thank you for your kindness in popping by. Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  15. lovely card and love the background

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  16. I love your blue poppies. I tried the shaving foam technique a while back. Did mine out in the garden in case there was a lot of mess. I used alcohol inks and made several sheets up too. I now have a pile sat on my desk and I keep getting a lovely waft of the shaving foam smell every time I sit down to craft. Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Beautiful results Pat. xxx

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  18. I've never tried this marbling technique but you seem to have mastered it! Love the colours you mixed together and its a wonderful background for your flowers. So glad you shared this with us at The Flower Challenge!

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  19. Love the marbling! I've done quite a few of these and have been trying to decide how to use them...great inspiration here!

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  20. Gorgeous marbling! And I love the way you've added the blue floral & topped the art over the crisp clean white. It really makes the marbling colors and flower show so sparkling. I've only done the shaving cream in a very quick technique class, and I'd forgotten about wiping away the excess foam. This is beautiful, Pat! TFS & Hugs

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  21. Beautiful marbling on this card. Something I've never tried! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die.

    Emma - DT

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  22. WOW... I love your marble background, Pat. Perfect match with those flowers. Beautiful colors, too :)
    Thank you for playing along at HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

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