Just love it!! Tell me, How do you make the bubbles stand out so well - when I do a bubble background, I let the bubbles float in the air and burst them on the cardstock - think you have used some other method - please tell?? CHeers, Jean
Registered: May 10, 2004 Location: dreamin' of summer and the beach land... Posts: 463
Thu, Jun 17, 2004 @ 6:14 AM
How do you this background? I'd love to try it--beautiful card!
------------------------------ Diana--so many stamps, so little time!
some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you!:)
Registered: March 6, 2004 Location: Cooley Ranch, California Posts: 647
Thu, Jun 17, 2004 @ 7:52 AM
again... we would love your instructions on your bubble technique -- mine does not turn out this nice eaither... can you also tell how much of bubbles and how much soap.. and how you get the bubbles on the cardstock. i put it in a tupperware and then blow bubbles into it with a strat then dip my cardstock into the bubbles.... how did you do it?
------------------------------ Jennie Eger Black
Alcohol Marker Specialist & Education instructor for Spectrum Noir
Registered: May 28, 2004 Location: Posts: 17
Thu, Jun 17, 2004 @ 11:18 AM
For anyone who wants directions, here you go:
Making Bubble Background
Bubble Bath - I get the Sponge Bob at Wal-mart - $0.97 because it is nearly clear in color.
Classic Stamp Pad Refill Drops
Small Round Container - I use the smallest butter tub you can get.
1. Pour ¼ cup bubble bath into small container.
2. Put atleast 5 drops of color into the bubble bath.
3. Mix well with a straw. Then begin to blow into the end of the straw.
4. Bubbles will begin to build and head. Lay your ultrasmooth white paper in various directions over the headed bubbles. (Try to not let the paper touch the container or a large ring of color will appear on your paper.)
5. For a multicolored look, when done with one color and paper is semi-dry, get a clean container and go through the same process with another color.
Tip #1: Use only Bold Bright or darker colors to get the desired effect. Colors will fade. (i.e. If you use brilliant blue and real red drops they faded to bliss blue and positivily pink.)
Tip #2: Use thicker paper such as Stampin’ Up! brand to limit the amount of rippling and eliminate the need to iron the paper.
Tip #3: I usually make 6 or 7 full sheets of bubble background at a time. By the time I have finished one color on all pages, the first pages are semi-dry and ready for another round of color.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Bubble Background is fun and a real show stopper!
Registered: January 30, 2004 Location: Posts: 898
Thu, Jun 17, 2004 @ 12:45 PM
I haven't tried the bubble technique before. Love the look. I've got to go steal my daughters bubble bath.