Monday, March 12, 2007

Studio DaphNat #3 - Peeling Paint Technique

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:

Petroleum Jelly
Acrylic Paints
Water
Brushes
Fingers
Baby Wipes
Tissues
Gel Medium (optional)

You can choose your own art surface.
I chose to try this technique on 3 different surfaces:
canvas
wood
paper

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!

12 comments:

*fauve* said...

wow i love the results!!Not sure if it fits my style though...Maybe i should just give it a try :D

Hope you feel better!!

Nat said...

Wow - these results rock!!!! Love esp. the book page!

Nicole said...

Wow Daphne, looks very cool and your site is super!!!! Very nice color...

gr Nicole

Sue McGettigan said...

I like what you did with this technique, very fun. Your 'books next to the bed' section has the same books as me, but mine are next to the computer.

christiane said...

wow!! love your results!!

Eminepala said...

Hi Daphne

This looks so cool... I want to try it some day.. Unfortunately I don't have the materials in house... Need to buy it first...

I LOVE altered books... I have the book "a decorated page" by Gwen Diehn... There is so much inspiration in it... Need to do more art..

Have a great night
Emine

MaMaLoT said...

Wow sweetie, this is great again! Tried it on MDF once... very cool technique. Love the book page!

MARYLOU said...

The results on the paper is my favorite I will have to try that.

dawn said...

WOW great technique - the black and red is amazing :)

Mandy said...

Are you feeling better yet?
Wonder if you tried all these paintingtechniques while still in bed LOL... Looks great, I might try it on something small instead, cos of lack of T-I-M-E ;-(

milkcan said...

Hmmmm...very cool. I think I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Monique said...

Gaaf zeg! Ga meteen een pot vaseline halen!

Voel je je trouwens alweer wat beter?