How to Paint Wall Art Bubbles

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How to Paint Wall Art Bubbles
Painting wall art bubbles is an easy project that has a lasting impression. (bubbles image by Christopher Ursitti from Fotolia.com)

Painting art bubbles on a wall is an unexpectedly simple project, requiring materials that can be found mostly around the home. The bubbles add an aesthetic appeal to a child's room or can serve as a part of an underwater mural design. They can also be used to create a border along the edges of the wall. Painting wall art bubbles is a project that can be done with family or friends and the artwork can be appreciated for many years to come.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 4 circle templates in varying sizes
  • Light blue water-based paint
  • 1-inch foam brush
  • Dark blue permanent marker
  • Silver permanent marker
  • Plastic sheet or newspapers
  • Ladder (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Gather several items around the house that are circular in shape, such as a penny or a plate.

  2. 2

    Hold the circle templates or home items against the wall and trace around them with a pencil. Position the bubbles so the larger ones are centred and toward the bottom, while the smaller ones border and float above the larger bubbles.

  3. 3

    Choose the type of paint to use depending on how you want the bubbles to look. Use an opaque paint for a more playful appearance; use an iridescent paint for a more realistic look; and use glow-in-the-dark or chalkboard paint to make a child's room look cool.

  4. 4

    Dip the paintbrush in the metallic silver, opaque or chalkboard paint and outline around the bubbles before filling in the space. Let the paint air dry. Paint a second or third coat for a darker hue.

  5. 5

    Mask the painted bubble with a thin coating of either an iridescent or glow-in-the-dark paint. Skip this step if you used chalkboard paint, as you don't want to mask the chalkboard feature. Paint a small, curved rectangle in the upper corner of the bubble that suggests a light source for a more realistic look.

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