I have been steering away from anything too textural, not sure why. As I had been tidying up, I found a large chunk of bubble wrap. An idea was born. Oh, I’ve done the normal printing with ink or stippling paint with the bubbles but I wanted to do something a little different this time.
I started by using a palette knife to spread an icing-thick layer of copper acrylic paint on a piece of nice weight cardstock.
Moving slightly quickly (although not quite quick enough, as you will see) I laid the bubble wrap over and pressed it into the layer of paint.
Left it a bit, then peeled it back. I got a nice overall texture, although in a few places the paint was either too thin or too dry – but I guess that just helped me decide on the next step.
I dripped a bit of red ink and sponged it all over the copper, then used a bit of the wrap to daub on some darker red bits with more acrylic paint.
With the palette knife I dragged across a bit of white, then did the milk bottle top circles with more white. White letters and all done.
Loving this. Def. one to use again, I think. And experiment with other sorts of things to embed the texture too, like maybe the wavy ridges on the bottom of flip-flops. That might be very cool.
Now I have to adjust a bit. I have 14 cards left, the Clubs, and 14 weeks left in the year. I am not sure how realistic it will be to carry on with this thru the holidays. Overall, I have tried a ton on things, some I have done before, some I thought might work and did, some I had read about and decided to give it a go. At the very least, even if they aren’t “useful,” or real ART, they have been fun and instructive and that makes the whole thing worth it.