2 weeks already have passed since
Nat and I tried the Rinse Aid Resist Technique
as described on page 30 from Claudine Hellmuths book "Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected".
We were both not really satisfied with the results from our experiments with the rinse aid so this week we decided to try a new technique from Claudine Hellmuth, with which you can achieve similar results:
PEELING PAINT TECHNIQUE
WHAT YOU NEED is the following:
Gel Medium (optional)
You can choose your own art surface.
I chose to try this technique on 3 different surfaces:
HOW TO DO IT?
Add a medium thick layer of petroleum jelly to your art surface
Paint a thinned layer (not too thin) of acrylic paint over it.
The petroleum jelly will work as a resist.
When the layer of paint is dry, you can use tissues or baby wipes (worked the best for me) to wipe of the remaining petroleum jelly.
The following pictures show the process step by step:
Since I was not really happy with my rinse aid results on the canvas I thought I'd try to use the peeling paint technique to make the canvas look a little bit better; the results show in the picture in the beginning of this post.
To finish the experiment I also tried the peeling paint technique on paper.
In order to not damage your paper you have to cover it with gel medium first.
When this layer is dry you can start adding the petroleum jelly to the parts that you want to leave open.
All in all this is a very simple to do technique and you do not need a lot of time, since acrylic paints dry very fast and so does the gel medium.
Try it out yourself and when you do leave me and Nat a message so that we can see your results. I would be really interested seeing some furniture altered with this technique.......
Have fun and don't forget to check out Nat's results on her blog!