Process Art- Bubble Wrap Wall Printing

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This summer I created a mesh and PVC frame on our fence, for the Wee Warhols to engineer a large water wall on.  It was a great success!  I was worried that the kids would argue when building it, but they worked together amazingly.  It helped that I had everything ready to go for them at build time.

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Wee Warhol’s water wall in action!

It was a lot of work for me to build the frame.  I was going to take it down after our water day, since I had an art party at the house the next day, but I decided to take down the attached pieces and turn it into a huge canvas for the birthday goers to paint a mural on.

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Birthday Collaborative Mural

A friend of mine, Bar suggested I leave it up and make a large bubble wrap print making wall.  Brilliant!  I wanted to drag out the life of this thing for as long as I could, before my husband made me take it down for being an eye sore.  Plus, I had been inspired by a bubble wrapped tree image that I saw of Bar’s on Instagram and really wanted to try that.  Check out Bar’s bubble wrap tree post here  or see more bubble inspiration here: Art Bar’s Bubble Wrap Posts .


The Wee Warhols in print making action!

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Painting the Bubble Wall

I hung a variety of sized bubble wrap for the kids to paint.  Yes, I save EVERYTHING!  We used tempera paint, then made prints using thick paper.  I would have used acrylic paint, if I knew that we were going to repurpose the painted bubble wrap to make more art, but I didn’t think that far out.  Remember when I said that I save or reuse EVERYTHING?

Reusing the painted bubble wrap to make more art.

The next day I cut up a large drop cloth we funnel painted on that week, to use as the starter canvas for our bubble collages.

I got the drop cloth canvas idea from Mer Cherry .  (Good thing I am surrounded by creative art teacher friends.)  Canvas Inspiration

The kids cut sections of the bubble wrap and glued them onto the painted drop cloth canvases.  Like I mentioned, they flaked a bit, but still looked cool with lots of fun textures and colors.  All of these art making experiences were layered with wonderfully fun action / process art.

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Bubble Wall

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Bubble Wrapped Tree

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4 Comments

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  2. I adore this. The big scale just makes it so appealing. Thank you for joining in with this months process art challenge.

  3. Pingback: Painting and Printing on the Bubble Wrap Tree - ARTBAR

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