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Bubble Gentle Choices – Experimenting With Alcohol Inks And Spray Paints


My ceiling medallion lastly arrived for the bubble gentle that I’m making in our grasp rest room. So yesterday, I took a while to experiment with totally different finishes for the bubbles (that are Christmas ornaments).

I can’t say that I’ve all of it discovered but, however I can say for positive which choice isn’t going to work. Right here’s what the sunshine seems like in its present state. It’s simply all 4-inch frosted ornaments. I didn’t purchase sufficient, so I needed to place one other order and watch for these to reach. After which I made a decision so as to add a ceiling medallion, so I’ve been ready on that to reach. However right here’s the final concept…

The brand new ornaments that I ordered have been listed as “clear frosted”. That’s a bit complicated as a result of they’ll both be clear or frosted, however they’ll’t actually be each. However I took the “clear” to imply that they have been white. With out coloration. That they had taken clear ornaments and frosted them.

So think about my shock and disappointment when each field regarded like this…

There are 5 white and 4 pink/peach ornaments in each field. However I assumed that the pink/peach ones could be good for me to experiment on. So lots of you recommended that I strive a really gentle pink, and the one approach I may suppose to try this in a approach that might not flip the bulbs opaque is with alcohol ink.

So I attempted all the pink alcohol inks that I had readily available, and…properly…it didn’t work out.

Those that look actually splotchy are ones the place I attempted placing a number of drops of alcohol ink immediately onto the bulb, after which pouring a little bit of isopropyl alcohol over it to even out the ink and provides the bulb a wash of coloration. All of them regarded stunning till I turned them over, after which all the ink and alcohol that had collected within the little cap ran down the bulb and created these traces. It was a giant mess.

Those that look a bit smoother are ones that I attempted to paint by mixing up some alcohol ink diluted with isopropyl alcohol in a bowl, after which rolling the bulb within the coloration wash. Then I used my hair dryer to dry them as rapidly as potential to keep away from runs. It labored significantly better, however all of them had no less than one run on the final aspect to dry. And I simply couldn’t get any of the colours to look proper.

So I deserted that concept and headed to Michael’s to see what they could have that might work. I discovered some Mod Podge Iridescent Acrylic Sealer. I used to be excited to strive that out on the bulbs and see simply how they’d look with an iridescent end.

Apparently, right here’s what the spray did to the bulbs.

Isn’t that loopy? It turned them from frosted again into nearly clear. And I truly love how they appear. I don’t actually see the iridescent high quality of the spray, although. Right here’s the unique look on the left, and the take care of being sprayed with the iridescent spray on the proper.

Out of all three seems — the unique, the alcohol ink (if I may ever get a clean end), and the iridescent spray, those with the spray are my favorites.

They undoubtedly look extra like precise bubbles, however I simply want the iridescent spray regarded extra iridescent.

I suppose you simply must hold spraying so as to construct up layers of the tiny glittery iridescent particles within the spray, however at that charge, I’d want about 10 cans of the spray so as to get them to truly look iridescent.

So I simply must determine if it’s value it to spray all of them, or if I ought to simply follow the medallion and the unique frosted bulbs.

I did spray one of many massive bulbs, and it did the identical factor. It turned it extra clear and glossy. Are you able to see it right here? With out the medallion, it form of blends proper in to the ceiling. It’s on the left.

And right here it’s on the proper. I do actually like that it seems extra like an precise bubble.

I don’t love that it’s extra see via, although.

Anyway, right here’s the medallion that can go on the ceiling. I ordered the vintage brass end, and this isn’t fairly what I imagined vintage brass trying like. It’s not what the image confirmed.

I imply, it simply has the tiniest little bit of vintage brass end on it, but it surely’s largely black.

It’s not an enormous deal. It’s nothing {that a} little bit of spray paint can’t repair. However I do need it to be nearer in coloration to the tap and different plumbing fixtures. (I eliminated the tap handles to make some changes. That’s why you don’t see them there. 🙂 )

In order of proper now, I do suppose I’ll proceed on with the iridescent spray. I simply actually want it was extra iridescent! Any concepts? There’s not an entire lot of iridescent sprays on the market. I believe I discovered perhaps two manufacturers, and this one was rated larger than the opposite. Every thing else I discovered was a brush-on product, and I actually don’t need that. So how on the earth can I get a delicate iridescent end on these whereas retaining them translucent sufficient for gentle to shine via? That’s the dilemma, and that’s what I would like to determine.

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