Bubble painting

Have you always wondered how abstract art painters are able to create a life-like blow, splash or burst effect on their abstract paintings? Then wonder no more! Here is a simple Bubble painting technique that you can do to mimic the burst effect that you have always been curious about! The materials that you will need are:

  • plastic cups that has a large mouth opening
  • plastic drinking straws
  • watercolors diluted in water, or other liquid color medium
  • dish washing liquid
  • Paper, canvass, or cloth or other surface where you want to make your  art
  • Newspaper to protect your surface

If your materials are all set, then it’s time to let the fun begin! Just follow these simple instructions:

First, make sure that you cover your working surface with newspaper or plastic to protect it from stray colors. After laying your paper or canvass on it, move in to your plastic cups. Fill the color with your diluted water color to about halfway of the cup. Make sure that you use different cups for different colors. Next, add your dish washing liquid, and using your straw, blow through the mixture to create bubbles. Then, quickly transfer the bubbles on your straw to your paper or canvass. When the bubble bursts, it will make a print that will capture the bursting or splashing effect that you have always liked and wondered of. Experiment with different colors, with different color intensity, color medium and size.

For a variety, try making use of melted crayons. Just put a chunk of color or colors on a spoon and melt them under a candle. When melted, pour them on your paper, and blow them! Create flowers, scenarios or just pure abstract art with these simple techniques.

Hang your work on a wall, give them to your friends as a gift, or place them on your own abstract gallery. Whichever works, enjoy making them! Also, this activity is so fun and safe that you may let children do it with you! Have fun with the children and the bubbles, and supervise them when melting the crayons since it will be needing heat. Enjoy!

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