I'm Kathleen and it's Technique Tuesday!
Today we are going to experiment with the Distress BUBBLE Technique. This Technique uses Distress Ink and ordinary liquid dish soap. Remember, Distress Inks are formulated to "react" with water.
This is what the bubbles look like on a black inked tag:
. . . and below is a card I have made using the Distress Bubble tag:
First, we start off by inking the edges of a manila tag with Black Soot Distress Ink and a dauber.
We continue inking until the entire tag is covered.
Next, we pour a very small amount of water and a large amount of dish soap into a bowl. Whisk the soap until large bubbles form. We do not want the bubbles to look like "merange", we want varying sizes of bubbles.
This is the type of bubbles we want in order to create the Bubble technique.
Now we take the tag, inked side down, and dip it into the Bubbles only. Do not dip the tag into the water because you want a Bubble design. If you dip the tag into the water, you will get a marbled design, not Bubbles. Remember, dip in the Bubbles only.
This is the amount of Bubbles you want on your tag. Then you blow off the Bubbles into the sink with a short fast puff from your mouth.
Now you take a heat tool and dry the tag.
This is what it looks like when it is finished.
. . . and this is the beautiful card that I made using the Distress Bubble technique.
I will be offering this card class Sunday, July 14 at Treasured Memories from 12-2 p.m. Stop by and register while you are checking out all the different Distress Inks to experiment this Bubble technique with.
Have fun creating!