Friday, May 14, 2010

peeled paint

This month's swap at the Artist's Trading Club
is hosted by Gaby Bee.
Her spotlight is on "peeling paint technique."
I gave it a go yesterday and this is what I ended up with.
I ended up doing it in 3 coats with 3 different colors.
I gradually realized that the trick is to 
let the paint dry Absolutely Completely Thoroughly Totally DRY.
Have you ever waited for paint to dry?
This requires either a lot of patience -
or a lot of little things to do in between coats of paint.
Gaby's wonderful wonderful blog: Colorful Adventures
The post about this technique is: HERE


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

LOL Kimmie! waiting for paint to dry ... step away from the papers ... I too find those kinds of projects challenging ... we want it fast ;)

your results are excellent, I really want to play in that swap this month too!

I don't know if I'm coming or going ... paint ... wool ... metal and more

Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!
p.s. can't wait to see what you make with your super backgrounds!

heather noye said...

fabulous colors! this is lovely. i'm definitely going to check out that link. Thanks!!! :)

Joanna said...

Mmmmmm, yours are fantastic, love the colouring and effect. Mine don't look anything like yours (I used old gloopy crackle paint which didn't so much peel as flake off). Back to the drawing board I think! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your backgrounds.

Terri Kahrs said...

Wow! These are just great, Kimmie! I know what you mean about exercising patience - I'm SUCH an "instant gratification" girl. I did see Gaby's excellent tut, but haven't given it a whirl yet. Your results are excellent. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

*jean* said...

they look great! i love the colors!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I swear I have NEVER had the good luck you had, even though I let the paint dry overnight. I'm going to have to give it another try, but I don't seem to get the vaseline on correctly, or something. Very nice outcome on your part.

Dianne said...

Wow... These turned out great! I've done this technique... it's fun, but yes you do have to wait for the paint to dry completely...

Odd Chick said...

wonderful technique! thanks for the tip, but i'm like the others- i have such a hard time letting something COMPLETELY DRY!! but your patience paid off.

Healing Woman said...

I try to use a blow dryer whenever I paint. The waiting time is agonizing. I wonder what you will do with these lovely pages.

Chriss Rollins said...

oh looking good KIMMIE looking good and looking forward to seeing what you do with them

mine well ... a disaster i was very good and waited for the first coat to dry created ATC's in between then put second vaseline on then coated 2nd paint and at that stage remembered i didnt remove the first lot of
so must try again.

have a great Sunday

chriss x

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I have no patience for drying paint. :)

Gaby Bee said...

These backgrounds are terrific, Kimmie! Love your color choices. Now I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with these backgrounds:-)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Gaby xo

Carola Zajdman said...

Kimmie I use paraffin, candle or even wax to create the same effect. Ask me if you want to try !! xoxo

ale said...

hola kimmie!!!! beautifull exercise to train our patience!!!!!!!l loveeeeeeee the colours you use!!!!!!!muchossssss besosssss!!!!!!

Seth said...

These look terrific. Almost like you have pulled them off the siding of an old house. Great color combination too.

Renee Howell said...

waiting. requires.
the patience of angels.....

I'm not very good at that. now. but hope continues for calm patience.