Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bubble Art Technique - Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone, today I want to share a mixed media technique that I saw in the April 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Magazine.  In that issue they used paint to achieve this look, but I decided to use my Tattered Angels Mists instead. 
You will need a package of Children's Bubbles, a drinking straw, and your favorite mist colors - make sure you choose a bright color for great contrast.  Also (not shown) you will need a large container for your solution, and a drying mat. I lined a cookie sheet with paper towels.

Pour about a half an inch of bubble solution into a large bowl. Then using the drinking staw blow bubbles. Make sure you don't suck the solution up the staw, and supervise small children.

Then Spray your Tattered Angels sprays over the top of the bubbles. Make sure they are very saturated for even results.

Place your cardstock ontop of the bubbles, but do not allow it to touch the liquid below. 

Lift the cardstock and blot dry with a paper towl.  Repeat these steps until desired pattern is achieved.

I die cut mine with the Tim Holtz Tag and Tab die, and tied a piece of seam binding to the top.

The tag makes an interesting layer on this card.  This technique would also be super cool in mixed media canvases, on layouts, and the article used it on butcher paper as gift wrapping. 

We experimented with adding multiple colors and the results were super fab. Blue, Green, and Gold were my nephew Cooper's favorite combo.  He really enjoyed playing with these bubbles. 

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs


  1. This is a very cool technique. Love the result. Johanne L.

  2. ok tonya, you get a gold star, bravo and and for sharing the deets, great creative ideal, marion, give this girl a raise!!!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to give this a try!

  4. This is so neat thank you for sharing! xoxo

  5. This is so nice, I am in a journal and am going to try to do my pages with this technique, hope it works on Bristol or watercolor paper. Thank you for sharing.