Monday, April 6, 2009

Stripes and Dots

This is an old board from my "old board collection." I like to chip away the old paint and sand what's left. I scattered dots all over the bare wood parts that were left after chipping and sanding. My husband thinks it looks like aboriginal art :) ....... Actually it's just a base for something more. In fact, I think I'll use Mixed Media Monday prompts (this week is polka dots and/or stripes) to add new layers to this work in progress.  Next week's prompt is "Easter stuff" like rabbits, eggs, etc. Hmmmm the challenge is on.....

9 comments:

Christy said...

I am so lovin' this Kimmie!! The texture appears awesome in the photo----

Femmy said...

this looks really great!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Kimmie - this is gorgeous in it's own right (and yes it does look a bit like an Aboriginal dot painting). I can't wait to follow this piece and see how it developes. Diane

ooglebloops said...

That is beautiful - I often pick up interesting boards from the farm and wonder what can I do with this!!! Are the dots just paint?

Kimmie said...

The dots are just paint. I used a largish round brush and holding it straight upright, just let the paint drip out a dot - large or small depending on how much was on the brush. It's a little tedious - but if you get into a rhythm and have no one bugging you - it's really quiet zen and meditative :)

*jean* said...

very cool!! can't wait to see what it turns into!!!

Heather said...

I love this old board! I think it looks like Aboriginal art too.

Annette Q said...

Wow, how original! Can't wait to see what you come up with next week:-))

Christina of Inspiration Flirtation said...

Kimmie! I really love this! Reminds me of an iguana. I wouldn't change a thing! ;)
~Christina of Inspiration Flirtation