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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bubble tutorial

Hello blogger,

Today I want to share a technique of making bubbles look more realistic. People keep asking how I make my bubbles look so bubbly.

First of all you need a good quality stamp. All my bubbles and droplets stamps are from www.designsbyryn.com. I love the crisp prints and the rubber is of such a quality it will last forever.

With this tutorial I am going to show the way I do it on darker paper. It is the same as on light card stock but I am skipping a step as I am not going to lift ink off the background.

I start with a nice quality card stock...

I mount the stamp on my block. I prefer thinner blocks as they bend a little so I can make crisper prints of larger stamps.

as my background is grayish, I like to stay in the same color scheme so I am stamping in gray Archival ink.
I cover the whole surface with the bubbles as I want it as a background and not a feature image.

I take a white gel pen and start highlighting.

 Here you see the difference between the highlighted ones and the plain stamped bubbles.

 After I was done I didn't want to cover it up too much so I turned it into a shaker card. The turtle is also a stamp by designsbyryn... The sentiment is a die cut from Tim Holtz /sizzix.
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and if you have any questions or comments I would love to know.

Until next time, take care.

Frederique