Friday, 17 August 2018

What’s cooking?

It’s my turn to set the challenge over on Daring Cardmakers this week. I’d like to see images of food or see you use something from the kitchen to make your project. Extra brownie points if you manage both, a food image and use of a kitchen item!

I raided the kitchen for food colouring and washing up liquid and had some fun making bubble backgrounds. I guess I could count the disposable plate, too!

I had some black food colouring that has been in my pantry forever (it had a best before date in 2003!) and I guessed it might look either grey or brown used for this technique. I think it turned out quite a stylish colour and I made a little stack of prints on different sorts of paper so I've got some to use in future projects.

The pear I chose for my food image is one of the very first stamps I bought and is a “no name” design. I used neutral Copics to keep the colour palette quite masculine, cut it out and stuck it down with gel glue so the leaves are a bit raised. A die cut and stamped sentiment and a doodled frame finish it off.

If you fancy having a go at bubble backgrounds you just need a colouring medium with plenty of pigment (ink, watercolour or acrylic paint, or food colouring should all work). Add it along with a bit of water and a generous squirt of washing up liquid onto a plate (I used a disposable one so I didn’t have to worry about staining) and stir it up. Use a straw to blow into the mixture and make plenty of bubbles - be careful not to suck! Then gently swipe paper over the bubbles so that they pop against the surface. You can repeat the blowing of bubbles as many times as you like and keep layering the prints until you have the effect you want. Every piece will be unique.

Pear (unnamed maker)
Happy Stamp n Cut and Essential Messages (Hero Arts)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Black food colouring
Washing up liquid (that’s dish soap to my American friends)
Copic markers
Brown fine liner
Pinflair glue gel

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

Stunning. Your background is so creative and so clever. I just absolutely love it. xxx

CherylQuilts said...

Joanne, your background is amazing, and I definitely want to play with this technique and will have to find some color medium to use, use a plastic plate for sure, and have fun! Your pear is beautifully colored, and I love that you've fussy cut in a glued it (adding some dimension) on this gorgeous background (love the doodled border too). Beautifully done, my friend! Hugs! xoxo

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, your card looks brilliant, Joanne! How strange that you've used this technique as I had an idea about trying something similar this morning, but couldn't decide what sort of colourant to use! Jo x

Sylvia said...

Fabulous background created with the bubble technique and food colouring,sets off the pear beautifully. Love the colour palette and doodled frame.

Sylv xx

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TLady said...

I LOVE THIS, Joanne! Is there a way of sealing this??? LOVE your tutorial!!! AND YOUR CARD!!! IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU, Joanne!!! ;)INKY HUGS!!!