I recently made a bunch of cards using a painted bubble background. It was loads of fun, and I haven’t seen it done often in cardmaking, so I thought I would share a simple tutorial.
(This card is also is being entered into Tuesday Throwdown’s Stitching Challenge)
You will need acrylic paint, dish soap, water, a container to mix in, and a straw. I used this pie dish, but you might want to try a disposable cup or bowl, or maybe a take-out container.
I mixed about 1 part paint to 5 parts water. I added a few drops of dish soap. I didn’t measure, I just eyeballed it. Your mileage will vary here depending on how pigmented your paint is.
Mix it together with the straw and then blow the bubbles till you have tons of bubbles. I didn’t want to waste too much paint, so I tipped the pie pan to the side and pool the liquid in one spot before blowing the bubbles.
Place your cardstock right down into the bubbles. Some have found that scooping the bubbles up with the paper, and popping them yourself, is another way to do it.
Here is one of my backgrounds! Let me know if you give it a try!
For this background, I had tried using a disposable cup. I got an outline of the cup, too, which is a fun look.
1) Don’t have acrylic paints, try any of your reinkers.
2) Want a lighter color, add water. Want a darker color, add more paint.
3) This can be messy! Don’t work around your beautiful, completed card projects! Don’t wear your favorite shirt! I worked in the kitchen.
4) Be sure to only blow through the straw, resist sucking in at all costs!
5) These don’t just have to be blue water, I am going to be doing black for Halloween cards. Layer different colors, too.
Supplies: Inkadinkado Fish and Bizzaro Stamps fish, Hero Arts (with Basic Grey) Awesome sentiment stamps, Versafine Black ink, K&Co patterned papers, DCWV Citrus Stack, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangles, Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles dies