Some of my favourite techniques are those easy things that even kids can do. Yes the very basics of our art and craft journeys! Today’s project is one of those but incorporating (one) of my all-time favourite ink from The Wholesaler – All-Purpose-Ink.
Here’s how I created this piece of art…
The base ingredient and what really makes the magic happen with this technique is dishwashing liquid. Yip, good old I have it in the kitchen stuff.
Gather at least 3 colours of All-purpose inks, plastic or paper straw, small bowl, dishwashing liquid.
Pour a substantial amount of dishwashing liquid into your bowl. Add a couple of drops of ink, one colour at a time, into the dishwashing liquid. TIP: Water down your dishwashing liquid a bit to make it not so thick and sticky. This will also help with the whole bubble blowing process.
Use your straw to blow bubbles into the liquid. Be careful not to pull some of the liquid into your mouth. Blow until there are large amounts of bubbles towering above the top of your bowl rim.
With the towering bubbles, take your paper and gently let it rest on the bubbles. The bubbles will pop and transfer the colour onto your paper creating an interesting pattern. Repeat by blowing more bubbles in your inky liquid and popping them onto your paper until the entire sheet is covered. Use a clean bowl, new dishwashing liquid and a new ink colour – repeat until you have covered the entire sheet of paper with 3 colours of bubbles.
Emboss a sentiment onto your paper once it is dry, add some sequin embellishments and pop into a frame for quick and easy home décor item or gift idea for an arty friend.
You can even get the kids involved in this project, just make sure they work outside and on an easy to clean surface. Enjoy creating your own DIY frame and most of all happy bubble-art making!
- TAPI-020 All-Purpose Ink – Tropical Lagoon
- TAPI-014 All-Purpose Ink – Poppy Red
- TAPI-055 All-Purpose Ink – Truffle
- TVM-001 VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
- TID-003 Tsukineko Ink Dropper (3 Pieces)
- AC 27160 ZING! Metallic Embossing Powder 1 oz – Copper
- KCCS130 Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamp – Smile
- Other: dishwashing liquid, small tub, plastic straw