Need Help with Bubbles

Need Help with Bubbles

Post by Ceejayla » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Hi All -
I posted this over on the AOL board, but since I've not had much response, will
post here too.  (Mental Image:  Here I go, door to door with my little ***
Crone trying to find her bubble-bath.)

I made a little *** Crone from Marj Franke's directions.  She's almost done
(the Crone, not Marj), but I want to put her in a bath tub, rather than sitting
on a rock.  I don't want to put her in clear liquid, but would prefer her
sitting in a 'bubble bath' type set-up.  Any ideas or suggestions as to what I
can use for the bubbles???
(If she turns out well, my older sister gets her as a b-day gift.)

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Post by DBuck268 » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Hi,
  If you don't mind making the bubbles opaque, you can get a nice soapy
irridescent look by painting them with interference red and blue acrylic paint.
paint the lower half of the bubble with the intereference blue and the top half
with the red. I'm figuring that your clay would be white. These acrylics are
transparent. Then give them two coats of Fimo gloss varnish.
Sounds fun!
Jody Bishel

 
 
 

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Post by Echo » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00


It is not that I don't know how to do it. It is because I do not like the
results I have had todate.
Busy trying to find a better way. <g>
While in PA, I visited a cosins doll shop. There they had a baby in a tub. I
suspect that when it was first done it looked very good. but with time things
change.
They had used the foam in a can stuff. At first it is bright white and soap
foam looking. but with the passage of time and the Ozone in the are and maybe
the Ultra violighting or what ever the fome lost some of the bubbles (bubble
walls to thin) turned very brittle and turned a yucky yellow.
So in your intrest I have not mentioned it.
Needless to say, I do NOT recoment that path.
Now ther is a different type of foam, It is a lot softer and a more blueish
white. It seems to stays soft. I do not know the long run caracaristics of this
foam.

Lysle

 
 
 

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Post by Vince Rhe » Fri, 31 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Another idea is if you create glue balls on wax paper.... that way you
should
>be able to get them off to place them.
>I would like to hear of results!  I wanted to do some stuff with bubbles
but
>havent gotten the time.

And you can even try hot glue drops on marble tile if small bubbles are what
you are wanting.  I have made some great bubbles this way.  Just experiment
with the type of glue that you are using and be sure to use the clear and
not the yellow.
Jeanne
 
 
 

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Post by Valari » Fri, 31 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Ohh!  I think that glue gun glue balls would be great!!! and then you could
maybe paint them with some sort of irridescent or pearly finish?

And there's that "acrylic water" stuff that you can buy in the fl***
department that looks like water turned to stone..... but if you set your
crone in it, she'll be there for good...

Valarie


Quote:
>>Another idea is if you create glue balls on wax paper.... that way you
should
>be able to get them off to place them.
>I would like to hear of results!  I wanted to do some stuff with bubbles
but
>havent gotten the time.
>Tootles

 
 
 

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Post by ShryBail » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I got some little glass balls (originally from some lab supplies company) at
the flea market -- they come in all sizes, mine are a bit bigger than seed
beads and about a quarter inch in diameter. If you had about three sizes of
these (or of clear round glass beads) and glued them on top of resin water,
maybe with a swash of interference paint, it would look very bubble-like, I
think!

Good luck, tell us how you resolve this one!

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Otterfi » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>And there's that "acrylic water" stuff that you can buy in the fl***
>department that looks like water turned to stone..... but if you set your
>crone in it, she'll be there for good...

couldnt you use that stuff and blow bubbles in it with a coffee stirrer (the
kind that have 2 holes instead of one)????
 
 
 

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Post by Ceejayla » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00


You guys are great!
Thank you one and all for your many helpful and innovative posts and emails.  
Had a couple of minor probs w/the Crone herself.  Had to amputate one arm  :-(
  Then spent a good deal of time looking for a store that had Sobo glue in
stock.  Need to rework her arm, then will begin the bubble experiments.  I
promise to post the results.  
I do plan on having her permanently fixed in the tub and one of my most
important considerations was using a material that could be cleaned in the
future.  

I'm off to the La-bor'a-tory.  
No, Igor!  Leave the Crone alone!

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Post by Lucille J. Schac » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Maybe you could try the clear slicon caulk.

                                             Lucille

 
 
 

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Post by Valari » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Oh!!!  don't know about the size bubbles you need, but I thought of
something else.  You know those bath oil "pearls" that they have in all the
stores by the ton at Christmastime?  If you had some way to coat them so
that they couldn't disintegrate....  they might look like bubbles....  :)

Valarie