Friday, December 11, 2015




somerset studio magazine had a technique  by lisa bebi that 

i wanted to try.  it marries photography and painting

using shaving cream of all mediums.  






 he acrylic paint is mixed into shaving cream and 

applied with a palate knife like cake frosting and brush. 

once you add the 

acrylic the shaving cream tuns to  yummy pastel colors.






the first layer is a azure gold.  after it dries more colors are added.

i experimented with drying the first layer with a craft dryer,

scraping half dried medium off, rubbing it in with my fingers,

starting with a thin first layer, more saturated paint mix.  






i am not comfortable with it but don't expect to be

after only one sitting.  i have been thinking of 

my sweet and beautiful mother so tried the 

technique on a painting of her.  i am happy with this.

there are more photos with layer one air drying naturally.

i will work with on another day and report back.




from an anthropologie catalog


i am happy.


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today is friday and i am posting with paint party friday hosted
weekly by eva and kristen and express your creativity 
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31 comments:

  1. Ohhh what a technique. Your mom is stunning.

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  2. I love what you have made and that techniques looks fascinating, must try that sometime. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try it, Valerie~Jael. It is a light, un and very different technique.
      ~~Irene

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  3. What amazing technique‼ Look forward seeing later more... Beautiful painting of your charming mother.
    Have a happy holiday time ♥

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    1. Hello Sirkkis, I will show more. Thanks for the suggestion.
      ~~Irene

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  4. this is so very interesting, and i have never heard of shaving cream used this way before

    happy PPF

    much love...

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    1. Hello Gillena, Thanks for visiting this week! See you soon!
      ~~Irene

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  5. So pretty...

    Do you and your Mom ever look alike!

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    1. Hello EVA, Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.
      ~~Irene

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  6. this looks like a very interesting technique! I don't remember this one-can you tell me which issue it is in? Your mother is a beautiful woman. Lovely page Irene!

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    1. Hello Linda, It is an interesting technique. I hope you try it and show your results.
      ~~ Irene

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  7. Your mother is a very beautiful woman! I love the dreamy effect that the shaving cream technique that you learned from Summerset Studio gave it. Thank you for your visit and blessings, my friend!

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    1. Hello Arnoldo, Thank you for visiting this week. Have a lovely week!
      ~~ Irene

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  8. Love this, Irene and your Mom is beautiful. I'm kind of confused. Is this a painting of your Mom or a photograph that you put this medium on? Just curious. I am anxious to learn more about your discoveries with this process.

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    1. Hello Jo, Sorry for the confusion ... yes, it is a paint technique that is done over a photograph. The shaving cream is foamy and mysterious. You cannot be certain of the outcome. I enjoy the surprise. I hope you get a chance to try it.
      ~~ Irene

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  9. I saw this article and was glad to see you tried it out. Your painting of you mom is magnificent. I have long been fascinated by Lisa's paint over technique but I haven't tried that either.

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    1. Hello Fran, You and I both love photography and painting. It's a perfect combination. I hope you get a chance to try it. You have so many lovely family photographs!.
      ~~ Irene

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  10. Nice work, the shaving cream creates a beautiful texture!

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    1. Hello Christine, Thanks for stopping by this week!
      ~~ Irene

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  11. Shaving cream...who would have thought? Your mom is beautiful. xo

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    1. Hi Lisa, I agree, the thought of shaving cream as a medium... I had to try it!
      ~~ Irene

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  12. What a lovely work and a unique idea with shaving cream.
    I see, I must buy acrylic colors again, my old are all dry since 1,5 decades... and I want to try this.
    Thanks for sharing, have a nice sunday

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  13. What a unique process and material to use. Love your pieces. Last quote is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Beverley!
      ~~ Irene

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  14. LOVE this so much! Your mothers gorgeous photo is enhanced with this process!! Wow ....and the quote is me too! Beautiful loving post!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I am so glad you like the technique. Thanks so much for visiting me this week~
      ~~ Irene

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  15. Great, now I have to find the magazine article. Thanks for sharing!

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