Posted on February 01, 2016
Shaving Cream Fabric Dying
Cabin Fever Quilters
This is a fun way to make your fabrics and t-shirts come alive with color!
Shaving cream is your medium and base for the dye.
Spray it (the shaving cream) on your table (covered in a plastic cover) the size of your piece of fabric and about 2 inches thick and smoothed out with a spatula or your hand (glove covered).
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Then you lay your fabric over the top and lightly smooth it down not pressing too hard and let it sit and soak up the dye you will see the dye come through the fabric... the longer it sits the more intense. The less it sits the more pastel it is. Once your ready... have some saran wrap laying flat on another covered surface and a little larger than your piece of fabric - overlapping saran wrap is fine.
Darlene smoothing the fabric onto the dye/shaving cream mixture.
You can use the same shaving cream/dye pile for more than one piece of fabric and you can add more dye to that pile to add more color for more pieces of fabric. You can mix up the cream and get color bases and add more dye and swirl for other effects. Change your shaving cream pile to change colors. The shaving cream pile does last a long time - we got them to last all day.
I am sure - I used Colgate(blue can) but you can not use shaving cream with baby oil in it. The type with aloe was ok but came out of the can different, not as creamy as the shaving cream without aloe. I bought 8 cans of shaving cream and used maybe 2 cans... I only changed my shaving cream once to go from the purple hue to the orange hue.
If your doing this with a group then you can share your pile of cream/color... i.e., if one person is working in yellow and another is working in purple then you can share your dye and not change out your shaving cream to change your color, etc.
All prices are in USD.