Monday, April 28, 2008

An Experiment

For months now, I have been thinking of a little experiment. I'm not much of an experimental artist but every once in a while, something pops into my mind. Well, this is what started it... I have a few paint palettes that are slick plastic. After my acrylic paint dries on it, it peels right off. If I've done a lot of mixing and playing around on the palette, the peeled paint splotches look especially cool. Anyway, I've been saving these "peels". So, today, I spread some Translucent Liquid Sculpey clay on a piece of watercolor paper and added my paint peels. Some were fairly thick with layers of dried paint so I took scissors and snipped it up into shards. I then covered this with a non-stick teflon sheet and heated it with my iron fusing all of the bits together. This is what I got!!!
OK, that's if for tonight. I'm waiting for The Bachelor to come on! Have a few more things to clean up in the kitchen after dinner and another load of laundry to toss in...


Joanne Huffman said...

very cool experiment!


Anonymous said...

Wow Angie - this is great : ) talk about paint peels, have you checked out Chris Cozen's new "Altered Surfaces" book ?? it's fantastic and she talks about using paint "skins" or "peels" and incorporating them in your art!!Neat !!! I too do not do much "experimenting" on my own but "think" about it alll the time. MY excuse is when I "know" what I'm doing, then I'll get brave and "JUST DO IT" which is my current mantra, ha : )
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ