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Topic: Bubblewrap Printing Tutorial - Oh beehave!  (Read 9086 times)
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« on: January 13, 2013 08:19:42 PM »

Lately I've been collecting pieces of garbage that could make interesting prints on fabric. Bubble wrap is one of them! (I've also had a cabbage butt in the fridge for a week and a half that I refuse to let my hubby throw away because I want to print with it Smiley).

I made this hoop from the bubble wrap fabric that I printed. It's a really simple process but I thought I'd share how I did it with you!



It only requires a few supplies, solid fabric, bubble wrap, paint and a brush! I used fabric paint but I think acrylic would work just as well if you weren't creating something that you're wearing or potentially washing.



I applied a moderately thick coat of fabric paint to the bubble wrap using a broad brush. I tried to avoid too much paint pooling in between the bubbles. I also tried using a roller but it didn't seem to get the paint into the nooks and crannies quite as well as the brush.



Once I had the coat of paint covering an area large enough for my hoop, I flipped the painted bubble wrap onto the linen fabric. I gently rubbed the back of the bubble wrap to get the paint to cling to the fabric. I found putting a book on top and then pressing down helped to apply even pressure.



I carefully pulled away the bubble wrap and voila, instant bee hive!



After letting the fabric dry for about an hour, I used a disappearing ink pen to write out "Oh beehave!" in the center of the print. I used 3 strands of DMC and a running stitch to dash the letters, giving them a buzzy look. I wish I had a used a full strand of floss to help the letters pop a bit more. I embroidered on the bee using felt and added a few final stitches to finish off the hoop.



I was thinking this technique could also be used for making a snowy background or cobble stone or maybe a bubbly ocean fish scene! It was so easy and a fun way to use what otherwise would have just been thrown away!

I have a good sized piece of bubble wrap that has ~1" bubbles. I may try printing with that as well! It could result in a fabric that would make a cute tote or other accessory. I'll keep you posted if I try.

Thanks for checking it out! Let me know if you have any questions.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013 03:08:58 AM »

Love this, it looks FANTASTIC! Instant vintage 60's-70's look I think. Plus a very cute bee to finish it off. Hitting this rocks Smiley

I've been looking for something geometrical and simple to print onto my table runner - I'm  now thinking a light grey/coral pink bubble wrap print (the fabric is white).... thanks! I'll post the photo when I'm done Smiley

Still trying to decide between acrylic or going out to get fabric paint. I have marbling inks which might work well, I think they become colour-fast once ironed and they are stashed away upstairs..

 
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013 04:10:43 AM »

This is so cute!  You are always coming up with good ideas, Mareth!  I can't wait to see the cabbage butt print!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013 04:48:11 AM »

i love and WANT this so much! gave it "this rocks"  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013 05:29:22 AM »

This is so adorable and fun. Thank you for sharing the technique. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013 08:55:10 AM »

PaperBeau, I think a table runner in this technique would be lovely!! I like the idea of a subtle color against a light background. I think it would be really nice.

Definitely let me know if you try marbeling inks! Cool idea.

Thanks for all the nice comments!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013 09:14:54 AM »

Oh so pretty, Lime!  <3  I use bubblewrap designs for my ATCs all the time.  Bubble wrap is so much fun!!!  I love how you used it on fabric!  What an awesome idea! 
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013 02:04:26 PM »

LimeRiot - here's my take on your great idea http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419062.0
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013 04:14:51 PM »

How cute is this??  
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013 07:41:46 PM »

Oh my goodness!!  LOVE this!  Thank you so much for explaining how to do it.  I'm making artwork for baby's nursery and would love to incorporate this technique.
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