BUBBLE BLOWING BACKGROUND

Hi Crafters, I wanted to briefly review the Bubble Blowing Background technique we will be doing for our Little Ladybug card.  We will be working with watercolor paper that has been trimmed to 5 1/4 X 4. 

Bubble Blowing Background 1I used 4 shades of reinkers.  Seaside Spray, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, and Night of Navy.  In retrospect, Seaside Spray was too light and we will replace it with Balmy Blue for March Stamp Camp.  Small containers were partly filled with bubble solution and multiple drops of reinker were added and stirred into the solution.  A straw was placed by each solution.  Thanks to Judy C for providing our straws!

Bubble Blowing Background 2I blew into the solution so that bubbles accumulated above the surface.  I placed my watercolor paper onto the colored bubbles.  This process was replayed several times moving the paper around to pick up the color.  Then if I wanted to add a second color, I could do so by repeating the process.  Again, I could add a third color and even a fourth.  On the Little Ladybug cards, one card had a Night of Navy bubble blown background, and the other had a 4-color blue bubble blown background.  Can you see which was which?

Bubble Blowing Background 6These are the 6 background I “bubbled.”  The front one and back left were blown with all 4 inks.  The remaining 4 were blown with 1 ink each.  Back row middle was Blueberry Bushel, back row right was Night of Navy.  The middle row left was Pacific Point and the Middle row right was Seaside Spray. 

Chances are your hands will end up with a shade or 2 of blue on them, but this will only be temporary.  You may want to bring an apron although I had no issue getting the reinker solution on my clothes.  We will also be using containers that are larger than the ones I used for my bubble blowing. 

This is a fun technique and I know you will enjoy it at March Stamp Camp.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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