Debbie Moran presented the Tutorial Time team with an interesting tutorial this week -- using Bubble Wrap. I have to confess that the first card I made using this tutorial was a disaster. First of all, the only acrylic paint I had was white -- which was fine for the bubble wrap part, but not the rest of the background part. So I put on my thinking cap and decided I would use several dew drop ink pads instead. I must have chosen the wrong color combination because it was rather ugly. Thinking that maybe the white paint spots would improve the look, I forged ahead and attached the bubble wrap to my brayer to apply the white paint. I guess I am brayer-challenged because the result was not pretty! So into the trash went my creation, and I started over. I searched the internet for other examples of this Bubble Wrap tutorial. They were all pretty much the same. So I decided I would tweak it a little bit to see if I had better luck. This is the result of my second try.
I was SO MUCH happier with this one. As I mentioned before, I had no paint except white. I used Memento Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay and Dandelion dew drop inkpads direct-to-paper, using the directions on the tutorial for the painted background. Then I cut a piece of bubble wrap into the shape of the area I wanted covered with the white paint spots. I brushed the paint directly onto the bubble wrap and then laid it onto the cardstock, pressing gently. One of the cards I saw on the internet in my search for this technique was one made by April Williams. She, of course, used the tutorial as it has been written. (She, obviously, is more talented than I.) I decided I would CASE her card, with some alterations. I stamped the tiger from the set Big Cats, from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company. After adding the pierced sentiment panel and the rhinestone bling, I was finished.
I hope you give this technique a try -- using either as originally written or my variation.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Big Cats
Paper: MFP Deepest Mahogany, Orange Duo, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay, Dandelion; Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: White acrylic paint, Bubble wrap, Paper piercing tool, Rhinestone bling, Pot dots