Thursday, February 4, 2016

PPF HOW TO MAKE 3-D BUBBLES

Hi Everyone!

Tonight I am linking up with Paint Party Friday, hosted by the wonderful Eva and Kristen.  I have a WIP that I will share.  This is how I make the bubbles on my canvas for my leather sculpts.  When this is finished I will link it up to 29 faces. 

1st sculpt the face. This is a different type of leather than I normally use so I am not sure how it will hold up under airbrushing. 


The paint is a water based house paint that I let set for weeks to evaporate as much water as possible. I stir it everyday. It becomes thick and icky. LOL

I paint a canvas in any old abstract way with acrylics for a base and let it dry.
Then I paint on the house paint and let this dry 24 to 48 hours.

Next step I take my heat gun and rotate my movements over the canvas. Be careful not to actually burn the paint and canvas. 
Out side is a good place to do this. If you try it PLEASE be careful. 

Depending on how thick the house paint is determines  how big the bubbles are.  

Allow this to set without touching it. LOL Next step is to paint this with an airbrush.
 I will try to get this finished tomorrow. 
Happy Paint Party Friday

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

37 comments:

  1. Great post! And I love how you're using the leather. Such a gorgeous design!

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  2. You are so creative and do many unique and beautiful pieces of art!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the how-to. I love heating and bubbling paint to give texture this way. Have a fun day, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Oh very cool. Love to watch the process. xo

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  5. Wow! That is such a cool and seemingly simple process, except I don't have a huge heat gun or an airbrush, LOL! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Cool effect and technique -- thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh, I haven't linked up with them for such a long time! I think I should with my leather paintings, right? :)

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  8. Amazing, you are courageous! I'd never dare to use that blower, that would burn down the place.
    Such an interesting technique, can't wait to see the work finished.

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  9. This is amazing and so unusual. I do like to see your so-different way of making art.

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  10. Love it! The texture is wonderful. Am wondering why it bubbles and how you ever thought it up? Happy PPF

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  11. Wow! I have never seen anything like it. And I would have never thought to even try it. Oh, and the face is already looking wonderful!! xo Silke

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  12. great way to get those bubbles-thanks for sharing Nicole!

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  13. That is really a new way of making textures.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this intriguing technique!

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  15. those bubbles look wonderful already, wow!

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  16. Great art and wonderful method to do it.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your technique for bubbles. It looks great!

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  18. This is certainly a new technique for me, so thank you for sharing such an interesting post.
    I can't wait to see the next installment!
    Happy PPF to you

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  19. good luck with those bubbles. Happy PPF

    much love...

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  20. Awesome tutorial. Can't wait to see it completed!

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. Love the bubble technique. Can't wait to see how the new face turns out. Happy weekend!

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  22. What a cool technique this bubble making is!

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  23. So wicked Nicole!!! I wonder if I could use a hair dryer?

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  24. Such cool techniques! Great info too. If only I had more time in the day! :D

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  25. This is amazing--I have to try this...can't wait to show my 14yo this tutorial...she's going to love it as well...

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  26. Cool ideas. You must have a lot of patience! I am interested in seeing the completed project!

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  27. This looks interesting way to create texture. I wonder how it looks when ready...

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  28. I've accidentally produced this looks a few times trying to speed dry something :) It does add texture for sure :)

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  29. This looks like so much fun, I would love to see your work in an exhibition!

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  30. Thanks for sharing the technique. Looks like lot of fun.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

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