Backgrounds for Art Journal – Bubble Art

I was inspired by a lesson for kids that involved bubble art.  Having completed the project myself with food coloring, I wanted a deeper color for my art journal lessons with upper grades.

I used Dawn dish soap, Dick Blick watercolors, and water.  Made up a rich batch of colors to create bubble backgrounds. I started with yellows, mixed in some reds, and finished with oranges. 

Once dry I mixed up soap, black glue, and water to create an shadowy effect over the color.

I think this will create a great background for art journal pages, and hopefully inspire the students to create rich artful pages.