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mihrimah
« on: January 12, 2005 04:21:40 PM »



What You Need:
quality watercolor paper, water based paints, brush, and bubble wrap.


Step 1:
Cover your paper with the paint. I used burgundy wine.

Step 2:
Press bubble wrap onto the wet paper.

Step 3:
Press to dry with the bubble wrap still on.

Step 4:
Remove the bubble wrap and wa-la! textured paper! Try this with crumpled foil or saran wrap!
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005 04:54:15 PM »

this is an extra good idea. would be cool for the cover of a book Smiley thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005 05:56:58 PM »

That would look really neat as a wallpaper, especially with the big bubble wrap.  How hard is it to pull the bubble wrap off?  does it stick or come of easily?  Looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005 06:39:47 PM »

I agree and think that would look great to do for a cover. Or even wallpaper. GREAT IDEA!
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2005 08:38:37 PM »

That would look really neat as a wallpaper, especially with the big bubble wrap.  How hard is it to pull the bubble wrap off?  does it stick or come of easily?  Looks great.

I know saran/ cling wrap comes off easily, probably because its plastic, so bubble wrap should too.

The saran wrap method is extra cool if you use more than one colour paint, and 'blend' them together after youve put slightly wrinkled saran wrap on top.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2005 07:05:07 AM »

hav u ever dun handmade paper and pressed bubble wrap in to it while its still wet? i hav
if u do a really thick paper and hav those great big bubblewrap bubbles it luks fab!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2005 11:23:21 AM »

The bubble wrap comes off really easily, but it will have paint on it, so it's not really usable again.
On a side note, you can get bubble wrap really inexpensively at your local $ Tree (my fave store).

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005 10:34:17 AM »

Wow, awesome idea! really appeals to my inner 3 yr old. teehee! I <3 bubble wrap! lol.

The only question i have is Won't the paint crack once it's dry, if u try and bend the paper eg to make a bookcover? Coz the paint has to be applied  a little thickly in order for the bubble wrap to make an imprint?
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005 08:38:04 AM »

It doesn't really crack, especially if you iron it, but the watercolor paper is hard to bend and a little too thick for a book cover. I used really really heavy watercolor paper, you could try with something lighter- just tape down the edges to keep it from curling.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2005 09:22:17 PM »

thats AWESOME! we have TONS of bubble wrap in the garage frommy moms online site for shipping! must...go...make... some...

speaking of having fun with bubble wrap *wiggles eyebrows* go to this site!

virtualbubblewrap.c om :or: snapbubbles.com

(i like the second one meself)
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