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Watercolor bubble art goes college: inspirational wall quotes

Moving (verb): to go from one place of residence to another. It can also mean to advance or progress. And that’s what I’m hoping for.

Moving can be great. A new beginning, a new location, a new place to decorate. It means making new decorations and friends and getting that first-day-of-school excited hopefulness that is so important in moving forward. But it means cardboard and plastic boxes, cleaning and sadness. I’m happy to go, but I’m sad that I have to.
But alas, a new project! I’m a sucker for quotes and watercolors and this break has afforded me much needed time to browse Pinterest and play around with all my old art supplies. I’m going to need wall art for my new room. I like finding ideas of how to make my own unique prints and then combine them with my somewhat cheesy inspiration, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I found watercolor bubble art. Paint. Bubbles. Quotes. It speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

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What you’ll need:

  • Bubbles
  • Bubble wand
  • Watercolor paints (I used Reeves)
  • Watercolor paper
  • Dishes to hold the paint
  • Pencils, markers (optional)

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Pour bubble liquid into the dishes. Select desired paint colors and squeeze some of the paint into the dishes. Mix using the bubble wand. Blow bubbles!

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The original posts I read recommended doing the project outside. Well, it’s winter here and the garage is covered in slush. I laid down newspaper over the kitchen table and tried to keep the bubble blowing close to the paper. Honestly, the inner kid in me was thrilled when bubbles popped in my face and I got paint everywhere. Just an occupational hazard, I suppose.

I used multiple colors in all the prints I did. At first, I switched gleefully between all different colors, trying to create a smattered rainbow on the paper. However, some of the colors ran together, creating not so beautiful color combinations. I switched my method to using one color at a time and letting the paint dry before adding another layer. I was much happier with those results…

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I let the prints dry overnight. This morning, I broke out some of my favorite drawing pencils, Sharpies of every size and color and my favorite quote from Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). I read the original version years ago in French class and promptly fell in love with the quote: On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. According to the literary masters one finds on Google, the quote is translated as “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” But honestly, the French is so much better.

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Later today I’ll hopefully find more quotes to use in the transformation of the rest of my piece. But now I’m off to a myriad of crafting places to get some supplies for upcoming projects. I just hope I can keep the momentum going. Until next time! Adieu.