Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bubble Background Bonanza

It's Saturday and since I'm posting it must be time for a new challenge at The Technique Twist.  This time we're all about the bubbles!  I am LOVING the Bubble Background Technique, which was brand-new to me until a week or so ago.  Since I had never done it before, I decided to keep my first attempt fairly simple and not twist it up too much.  Check it out:

Valentine featuring the Crazy, Mixed-up Love stamp set and using the Bubble Background technique.
Isn't that fun??  Here is a closer look...


As soon as I saw what this technique looked like I knew I just had to use it with this stamp image...it was made for it!!  Here is how I did it:


  • I started with some white acrylic paint I bought at our local dollar store in a small bowl.  
  • I added many drops of Real Red reinker to tint it to a reddish hue.  
  • Then I added some dish-washing soap and mixed it all up.  Now, here's a tip:  If you are using concentrated dish-washing soap add a little water as well.  I found that the mixture was too thick and didn't bubble well until I added a few drops of water.  Once I added the water it worked great!
  • Using a drinking straw, I blew bubbles in the mixture.  As I blew, coloured bubbles started to form.  I kept blowing until the bubbles rose above the rim of the bowl and then I laid my Whisper White card stock on top of the bubbles.  The bubbles burst, leaving their imprint on the card stock.
  • I repeated this several times until I had the texture and intensity of colour that I wanted.
  • After the card stock had dried I ran it through the Big Shot with my Tasteful Trim die, which gave me the wavy strip.
  • The black background is embossed using the new Decorative Dots TIEF...available Jan. 28th through Sale-a-bration.
  • The lava lamp is inked using Basic Black and Real Red makers and is stamped on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it using the Ovals Collection framelits and matted it on a larger Real Red oval.
  • The sentiment is also inked with a Basic Black marker and is die cut using the Bitty Banners framelits.
  • The tiny sparkly heart is punched using the Owl Builder punch.

Inside view with sentiment from the Love you to the Moon stamp set
For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Love You to the Moon stamp set on a second die cut wavy strip using black Staz On ink.  So much fun!!

I did a second sample where I used a bit of a twist...you'll just have to check back on Monday to see that one!  Have a great weekend and if you have some stamping time give this technique a try.  It is great fun!  Be sure to stop by The Technique Twist to see what the amazing design team have come up with...you'll be inspired!

3 comments:

  1. Wow Leena this is so cool! I've just sent C out to get me some acrylic paint so I can try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh it turned out great , I love the cute lava lamp stamp . The colors are super groovy LOL!! Love it :)

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  3. Super cute Leena! I love the bubble technique - gotta give it a try!

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