Sunday, July 29, 2012

My entry for Lessology challenge 16.......

This has been a wonderful experience as I have found myslef exploring new techniques and being amazed at the effects that resulted.

I will never ever throw out bubble wrap and my supply area at work will be saving it for me!
The cards are feminine but naive in nature...I hope they meet the criteria for the challenge?


There are several techniques which I discovered.        
The first was making the flower head. I found if I separated the layers of the larger bubblewrap it left a crater in each circle. So I trimmed the shape and filled each crater with embossing powder...brown in the centre and mustard for the petals.

Take care when heating as clearly the bubble wrap has a low melting point....hence the quite rustic result!!                                           
Another effect was to iron one layer of the bublle wrap and this created a fine paper like sheet which I cut out groups of the circles to use. I discovered that it was necessary to use ink such as stayz on....then I tried small amounts of my rub and buff which is the gold areas of circles in the backgrounds.
I also used rubb and buff antique white on the manequin circles.
These are the inserts in each card. I discovered that by ironing the full thickness bubble wrap (with paper either side to protect thh iron and ironing cover.....(and lots of giggles listening to the bubbles popping) creates this paper effect.
It was perfect to stamp on and as I played I discovered placing a lighter coloured card behind the image made it more prominent.

Other items used for recycled fine gold webbed netting, a punched (Martha) edge, some opshop vintage jewellry ( a gorgeous clip on earing and a part of a chain), and in the floral card some leaves which I embossed and added a little glossy accents to.
The background of the floral card is embossed a bit of Tim.

Regards Robyn


Tracey said...

Wow Robyn, you have inspired me to look at bubble wrap differently......I'm going to have to save that now too. Fabulous cards I love what you came up with. Good luck in the challenge:)

Deena Otway said...

Robyn yours card are amazing what an exciting adventure you have had and will continue to have with bubble wrap

Shahrul Niza said...

Amazing creation, Robyn!!. I love how rustic the bubble wraps are and still looking shabby chic. I too, just discovered how fun altering and making bubble wrap jewelry!. Thank you so much for playing with us at LESSology!. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I must admit I was a bit stumped by this challenge. I have used bubble wrap to stamp with , but nothing else. You have come up with some very clever ideas that look fabulous. I especially love the "bubble wrap paper" technique. Your cards look lovely. Good luck in the challenge.

dkjones said...

Wow, those are really beautiful. Hope you win the challenge!


Lynnda said...

Amazing project Robyn!!! Great techniques!!! Those are beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with LESSology... hugs..xoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is gorgeous, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

Linda said...

Wonderful card! Love the way you used bubble wrap. Thanks for joining our challenge at LESSology.

yyam said...

These are amazing! You are certainly very creative with bubble wrap. Love the cool effects achieved!

Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

Spardha said...

WOW!.. Who would have thought that bubble wrap could be used this way?!.. This looks amaazing!.. Simply fabulous! :D