Baseball Nut Icecream Bubbles

30 days of creativity

On Friday July 6, 2012, 10 – 11.30am, I will be holding a bubble painting workshop at the Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley, South Australia. I’ll be there in my daggy painting clothes with a bunch of 7-13 year olds exploring bubble printing and the art we can create from it. It is part of a school holiday program, but for those of you don’t have children in that age bracket, you are surely welcome as spectators. Drop in and say hi 😀

I preparation, I’ve dragged out the bubble paints and started creating again (after last week, which was pretty much a waste of space on all fronts, fall out from the nasty bug I had the previous week, I think) and since it is the Summer of Color and this week’s colour is due tomorrow, I chose to play with a deep purple, purple-pink, red and white – Baseball Nut icecream colours apparently (you guys in the US are spoilt for icecream flavours, I envy you this luxury :D).

They were definitely fun colours and I’m happy with the prints I made. I haven’t done any final artwork on these as yet as it is so cold here, they are taking forever to dry properly. As it was I had to drag out my hairdryer to touch dry each layer before I printed the next. It turns out that air temperature and humidity are crucial factors in getting a good bubbleprint. An Adelaide winter appears to be not conducive to sharp printing.

I’m quite happy with my haul from today’s experiments. I plan to do more, plus attempt a large bubble painting, so more to come, but for the moment, here are my submissions for the Baseball Nut challenge over at Summer of Color.

Purple-pink-red 1 bubble painting

Purple-pink-red 2 bubble painting

Purple-pink-red 3 bubble painting

I definitely have some ideas for the second one. The others I’m still pondering. I quite adore the colours.

Here are a couple of close ups that caught my eye.

Purple-pink-red 1cutout bubble painting

Purple-pink-red 1 verso

This last one is from the back of the first bubble painting. It is caused by the card sliding across the top of the bubble pile. I think I’m going to have to have a go at creating such marks on purpose and see what I can do with them, because some of them are very interesting.

There is more to come in the near future on bubble painting here on this site. I have plans, so stay tuned 😀 If you are interested in the technique used in creating these paintings, here are several posts on that subject – Bubble Painting.

Best wishes,


29 responses to “Baseball Nut Icecream Bubbles”

  1. fun pieces! great job with the color inspiration!

  2. Wow, great results and it takes me back to my childhood! Hope you have fun at your class.


  4. Oh…these are amazing bubble prints did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

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    Oh that’s beautiful, loving the colours such fun!

  6. Cool bubbles. BJ

  7. I love your bubble painting and when the weather warms I shall give it another try.
    Oh I wish I wasn’t working when you are doing your workshop. Would be so much fun to sneak a peak of you at work getting messy

    1. When the weather warms, we can get bubble paint together 😀 (and I reeeeeally wish the weather would warm, it’s frickin’ freezing at the moment…so bad that the bubble paint takes days to fully dry).

      Oh, and by the way, I’m loving your shed scene. You’re kinda challenging me to try a landscape. Other than one seascape sketch last year, I’ve never done a landscape and certasinly not in paint. Your’s is looking fab. Cansider me in the front row cheering with a couple of big ra-ra pom-poms in my hands 😀


  8. these are gorgeous – they remind me of some kind of exotically alien frog spawn!

  9. Absolutely stunning work …the final result is gorgeous!

  10. I’ve always wanted to try bubble painting! It looks amazing!!

  11. I am in love with these pages and am off to see the technique. I’m a background junkie, so you have truly piqued my curiosity. Since it’s HOT here, I think it’s the ideal time for whatever you must do to achieve success. It is gorgeous, however you make it!!

  12. Super neat artwork!. Love how the bubbles of lovely colors captured on papers. IS it easy to make this? I love to try sometime :). TFS.

  13. This is so beautiful. LOVE the structure AND the colors. Marvelous work.
    Lovely greet

  14. Loving your beautiful backgrounds. Happy SOC, Annette x

  15. Wonderful bubble artwork! Valerie

  16. Stunning and great fun too!

  17. Oh–I just love these!

  18. Oh, I wish I lived near you- this looks like it will be such fun!!! Love the patterns in these!!!

  19. I saw this technique on Pinterest and have been wanting to try it out. I love the way yours came out. Beautiful colors, interesting design. I especially love the bottom one, it looks like boiling bubbles. ha-ha

  20. bubble painting is such fun and I had forgotten all about it… a perfect way to use those pesky week three colours… xx

  21. These are amazing! Such color!

  22. This is amazing! Beautiful results! thanks so much for the tutorial, I’ll have to try that out!

  23. Hm…! This is very interesting and fun! I like it a lot! 🙂

  24. This is an awesome technique!! That third photo really speaks to me…

  25. Oh yes, I like these!! These are a fab interpretation of this week’s SOC flavour. I will have to do some of these now, they are all brilliant and you’ve totally inspired me :o)

  26. I LOVE the richness of color you achieved here- beautiful!