Monday, June 29, 2015

Three Ways to Get Creative with Bubble Wrap

How have I not yet dedicated a destashing post to bubble wrap?  It's something that a lot of us hang on to, and we plan to incorporate it into our art at some point.  If you have a piece or two (or more) of bubble wrap that you've been meaning to get around to using, this post is for you.  I'll show you three ways to use it.

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; decorative tape from Scotch/3M; tulle from Wyla; alphabet stickers from Bella Blvd; flair badge from October Afternoon; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; rhinestones from Dee's Place; pen from Zig; ink from Hero Arts; assorted acrylic paints; button from my stash; upcycled tissue paper & bubble wrap.

To start out with the basics, you can use bubble wrap as a stamp with a regular ink pad.

Then, you can take bubble wrap stamping to the next level by stamping with acrylic paint.  Using a mix of colors (I used green and white here) creates an interesting marbled effect.

Finally, to add playful texture to your work, you can use bits of bubble wrap as layers and embellishments, as I have done with this pretty pink bubble wrap.  (Wondering where to get pink bubble wrap?  Electronics come packaged in it; the pink color indicates that it has anti-static properties.)

And...that's a wrap.  (Oooh, bad pun.  *Smile & groan.*)


Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! Great ideas on how to use bubble wrap! I have only done the first one on my pages, so thanks for the suggestions! HUGS!

Angi Barrs said...

Fun idea! Love the mix of bubble wrap and tissue paper!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very creative ideas. Have a wonderful week!

Love and hugs

Tracey Sabella said...

Fabulous projects - you have totally rocked the bubble wrap! ~ Blessings, Tracey