Art Journaling 125

Journal+BubbleI finally had a chance to try printing with bubble wrap, and loved how it worked in my art journal class. There were so many colorful variations of my sample shown here.
1. I cut panels of bubble wrap that were smaller than the journal pages so that the paint wouldn’t go all the way to the edges. The students were given a brush, acrylic paint and paper plate. After spreading the paint out on the plate, the bubble wrap was pressed into the paint (bubble side down) and then printed in the center of a blank journal page.
2. After a successful print was made, the students pressed a paper towel on top of the page to absorb any extra paint.
3. When the paint felt dry, the students used colored pencils to color in the bubbles. I love how they look like marbles all lined up in a row.

9 Responses

  1. Got Art?
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    Just have to say alot of awesome ideas! Thank you for the posts and pdfs.

  2. What a crazy and fabulous idea!
    The matter of the fact is that I love that kind of crafts, Thanks for sharing this magnificent guide!

  3. Elyse
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    This is really pretty. I can’t wait for something to arrive in bubble wrap!

  4. ManhattanMom
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    I LOVE this! Such a great idea – I can’t wait to try it :)

  5. Lori K
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    Love it! Tried it with the second graders today and blogged about it on my art site.

    http://funart4kids.blogspot.com/

    The kids begged my to do it again next week. We are layering 2-3 colors and using them (probably) for E-eggs.

    Thanks, Kathy

  6. Natra
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    Wanted to know how you got the varous colors off the 1 print. Thanks for putting these great ideas out there.

  7. Pixiewinkle
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    Hi Kathy- Just found your fabulous blog. I LOVE to print with bubble wrap. It’s also fun to collage a page first with different textures (magazines, tissue paper, etc) and THEN print with the bubble wrap to see how each texture takes the paint. It’s good with the older kids and has some neat results.

  8. Emily
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    Thanks so much for the great art ideas! I have a small art school in Victoria BC Canada and often browse your site for inspiration! I use bubble wrap prints with my 2-5 year old students to make scales on fish or dragons! If you have time check out my website for my school,
    http://www.thepaintbox-victoria.com
    Thanks again, Emily

  9. BUSIR
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    It looks really great!.I often forget to put a comment but i look at your blog nearly each day.Y.S

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