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Make beautiful designs on paper
Learned this in an art class over the summer. Works better with shaving cream that foams up straight from the can instead of gel that you have to mix. Not sure if you can use gel food coloring either, but go for it!

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  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fill a shallow bowl with shaving cream, but only enough to fill the bottom.

  • Step 2

    As you can see in the picture above, mine was gel so I had to mix it with my finger

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab your liquid food coloring! I only had red, yellow, and blue but you might be able to find other colors.

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put a couple drops of food coloring into the shaving cream. And remember, a little is a lot

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take your skewer and swirl around the colors and there are endless possibility's!

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 6
    Step 6

    For my paper I used little sheets of card stock.

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lay your paper in the cream and press down LIGHTLY.

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pick your paper up and lay it face up on newspaper.

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take your ruler and scrap off all the shaving cream.

  • How to make paper. Shaving Cream Paper - Step 10
    Step 10

    And VOILA! Beautiful paper made with shaving cream.

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Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
I really want to do this!
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rebecca oakes
rebecca oakes · 1 project
love it
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Becks S.
Becks S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 36 projects
I used gel food coloring and gel shaving cream and it worked great! I'll have to post my version if I get around to taking pictures. Love this project!
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CO + K User

Thank you all for the positive feedback!!!
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Belinda's Grace
Belinda's Grace · London, GB · 7 projects
Oo this is funky! Happy
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Rita A.
Rita A. · Aurora, Colorado, US · 1 project
what a creative way to do art ...I love it
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Taylor H.
Taylor H. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 2 projects
Absolutely fabulous! I've been wanting some abstract-ish art in my room, but it's so expensive! This is cheap and easy! I'll definitely post my version when I get to it. Thanks!
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Petit Patapon
Petit Patapon
This technique is FAB !
I've tried it out and the result is amazing. No more need to spend bucks for something I can do now at home.
THANKS A LOT FOR SHARING. Have a nice day Happy
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Susan B.
Susan B. · Boston, Massachusetts, US
awesome idea! I tried on parchment paper because I do alot of artwork and mixed media so making your own paper is a plus! I didn't exactly follow your instructions, I just put it on the paper with my hands and used acrylic paint while I was putting the shaving cream on, dried quickly too! looks awesome and when I get my camera up and running again I'll post pic! again, awesome!
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Pearle D.
Pearle D. · Corpus Christi, Texas, US · 12 projects
Oh my gosh, how cool IS that!
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