I had the pleasure of taking this Tuesday's Art Escape Class, Shaving Cream on Silk, taught by Nancy McKay. And let me tell you, it was awesome. It transported me back to my Kindergarten days of shaving cream art, and I had so much fun experimenting with different color palettes, patterns and designs.
This form of printmaking had a fairly simple process. We began by choosing our dye, then put shaving cream on a tray, dropped our colors on the shaving cream, and then swirled, scratched, smeared or spread the colors however we desired. Next we placed a piece of pre-treated silk over the shaving cream, pat it down, and then peeled it off. Nancy is going to steam treat the silk and then the class will be able to do whatever they wish with their beautiful, colorful silk. I'm already brainstorming the possibilities...Any suggestions?
|Shaving cream with the dye in a marbled design. Doesn't it look delicious?|
|We also used combs to manipulate the colors in the shaving cream.|