Bubbled Brayer Backgrounds
block printing ink + brayer + bubble wrap = dots!
- Ink a brayer. I used a 2" Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer. It rolls effortlessly and cleans up with water.
- Roll a stripe of ink onto bubble wrap.
- Place painted side of bubble wrap on a piece of paper. Any type of paper will work; I used watercolor paper. Bristol paper is also nice for this bubble wrap printing.
- Roll a dry brayer on the back of the bubble wrap gently to get the ink dots to the paper.
- How fun is that?
- Repeat with different colors. Block printing ink dries quickly, so you can reuse the bubble wrap to layer color over color.
- Cut the bubble wrap into different shapes, and use them as stamps.
- Try this technique in an altered book, on a loose art journal page, in a journal or as an art journal background.
- Cut into artist trading cards, note cards, bookmarks or gift tags.