Intro: Oil-Bubble Photos
This is a very simple and fun project.
Chances are you already have everything in your household to complete it.
With the images you create today, you can have a beautiful homescreen on your smartphone or create a mesmerizing slide show on your computer.
Step 1: Ingredients
Camera & Tripod or Smartphone Camera
Plastic Film to protect your tablet
Glass Pan or Bowl
Liquid Soap to disolve oil bubbles
Knife or stick to stir the oil.
(Optional: 2 blocks for leveling)
Step 2: Base Images
With your tablet, take photos of colorful scenes or objects.
I used striped blankets and color jigsaw puzzles; it could be flowers.
It's even better if the images are blurry.
Step 3: Set-up
Install your camera on a tripod or have your phone camera ready.
Place your tablet with a colorful picture on its screen (on the floor if using a DSLR)
Place a glass dish on top and pour water inside.
Pour a few drops of oil in the water and disperse at will.
Step 4: Shoot
Admire the patterns and take pictures.
To change the pattern:
Mix the oil,
Pour more oil,
Pour soap to disperse the bubbles/change their size,
Change your base image.
Step 5: Enjoy & Share!
If you follow this Instructable, post some of your photos: I'd love to see them!
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