Make Marbled Fabric with Unicorn SPiT and Shaving Cream
Have you seen the super cool marbling technique where they use Shaving cream to achieve it? I’ve wanted to try it for awhile, but it’s been one of those projects I just hadn’t gotten around to trying until now! If you’ve never heard of Unicorn SPiT before now, you’re missing out! This new product is causing some pretty big waves. It’s a super vibrant gel stain/glaze. It flows amazing, and the colors really POP! I used it to stain my Pistachio shell wreath, and add color to my Hanging plant shelf too. I was excited to try it out here to make Marbled Fabric as well! The method worked perfectly. While my technique needs some work, the delivery system was spot on. Even though I could use some more practice, I wanted to share this fun project with you!
Here’s what you’ll need to marble your fabric with Unicorn SPiT:
- Unicorn SPiT (at least two colors)
- Shaving cream (I like cheap plain stuff)
- Plastic surface covering (I used a large trash bag)
- Scraping stick (a ruler, or stick with flat edge)
- Skewer or long toothpick
- Never Wet Spray Fabric Sealer
Start by laying out your plastic surface cover.
Spread shaving cream in an area roughly the size of your piece of fabric.
Next, Drip your two colors of Unicorn SPiT onto the shaving cream. I diluted the SPiT 1 part water, 3 parts SPiT. These pretty colors are “Roswell” and “Pixie Punk Pink.”
Use a skewer or stick to swirl your spit through the shaving cream. This is the part I need some more practice on! Apparently, I am not very good at marbling. It was lots of fun to practice though!
Next, Lay your fabric down over the shaving cream and Unicorn SPiT and press gently and evenly. Let the fabric sit for a few minutes to insure it’s soaking up the SPiT and then slowly peel the fabric back off the shaving cream.
Use a straight edge surface like a craft stick or ruler to scrape the shaving cream/SPiT mixture off of the fabric.
*Tip: Make sure you wipe your scraper off well between each scrape.
Allow to dry completely, then spray the fabric with “Never Wet” spray fabric sealer to seal it.
I cut my canvas fabric into triangles and hung on jute twine to make a cute pennant garland for my daughters pink and green bedroom.
I also used a small cotton pillow cover to make a little decorative pillow for the bed. This method worked on both the Canvas drop cloth fabric, and the cotton pillow case however I found that the cotton worked a little bit better.
I need a little bit of practice to get the marbling technique just right, but the method worked great to transfer it to the fabric! I also learned that you need a big enough scraping tool to make as few strokes as possible when you’re scraping the SPiT and Shaving Cream off of the project. A larger scraper would have been helpful. I plan to use the method again for sure! The Never Wet spray is great for protecting the fabric and keeping those vibrant SPiT colors bright!
You can check out more Unicorn SPiT projects on the Unicorn SPiT Blog here.