Cami from “Tidbits” is back today…..and I couldn’t be more excited! She has created the coolest marble effect on fabric, using SHAVING CREAM!! I know, so weird, but the result is amazing! And she’s done all of the hard work and experimenting for us. Check out all these cool ways to marble your fabric!
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Hello again! It’s Cami, from Tidbits – and I am thrilled to be here today!
Perhaps, I am even more than thrilled. I am here to share a project with you which I absolutely fell in LOVE with! Did you know you could fall in love with a project? For me, I know it is true love when a wet load of laundry sits in the washer for 3 days straight. I know it is true love when I tell my kids we are not going to swimming lessons for the day because I want to work on my project. I know I am deeply in love when that disgusting fast food joint down the road is our dinner 2 nights in a row.
Yes, my friends. That is true love.
Now, if you too are craving a little “project love” in your life, I am convinced that after you discover what you can do with a can of shaving cream and some fabric paint . . . . . . . . . we will all be running the same load of wet stinky laundry, over and over again.
- Shaving Cream
- Any name or brand. Though I recommend avoiding the color tinted varieties.
- Fabric Paint
- The ‘Tulip’ brand is my go-to brand. Mostly because I can find it at any craft store or Wal-Mart.
- Pan of some sort to spray the shaving cream in.
- Garbage bag
- Ruler with metal edge
- I only tested on white cotton fabric. It would be fun to try it on other kinds as well.
- Toothpicks or Pencil
- These are for swirling the paint. For a finer swirl use the toothpicks. I prefer the look of the eraser end of a pencil.
- Sink (somewhere nearby)
- Iron/Ironing board/pressing cloth
Begin by spraying your surface (in this case a pan) with shaving cream. Rub it around until you have a thick enough layer to cover the bottom of the pan completely (or for the most part). And yes, I used a glove to touch the shaving cream. I have issues.
Contrast this with the fabric sample I marbled for the instructions. They pretty much appear the same as the method in which I marbled.
Even though it looks nothing like it when you lift the fabric from the shaving cream. Somehow the paint soaks in place and shaving cream acts as a stabilizer for the paint. So fun!!
Tip #3: Find the perfect color combo before you commit to a project.
Tip #5: Lay the paint on thick or thin.
And then I did it again and again. (The pink heart was a little hard to see so I used a fabric marker to outline it.)
And that’s it! Pretty cool, right?
Happy Marbling!! -Cami