Friday, 9 August 2013

Technique play........

Afternoon all,

ha ha ha most of my journal pages start off as backgrounds of left-over paint from more specific projects - lol I LOATHE wasting paint!!!
Anyhoo, I had one in my large altered book journal with a real miss match of colours that I thought would be perfect to use for some technique trials. Dina Wakley very clearly explains a paint removal technique in her fab book (Art Journal Freedom) that I have been wanting to try - all you need to do is remove paint through a stencil using a baby wipe in order to reveal the layers underneath. If I remember rightly Dina takes this further than I did by reapplying the removed paint elsewhere on the page - I didn't do this!!!!!!!!

Here you go, clean and simple fun........




I simply covered my whole spread with paint and removed it through a stencil using a baby wipe - fun fun fun!! It revealed the colours underneath beautifully. Lol I got a little carried away in places, and I think my wipe was too wet, as I took off some of the layer underneath but I still like it.

The stencils I used for the paint removal technique were Tando's random circles and tyre tread (designed by Andy Skinner), nice open designs to work with as I don't think this would be so successful with a smaller, more intricate design??!!

The large black chevron around the edge was created using a template/stencil I made myself from some acetate, the stamp is a JOFY mini from Paperartsy.  Lots of doodling and colouring using a variety of gel pens and markers ensued and I added a computer generated quote for good measure.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts are always greatly appreciated.

Huge hugs

Dawn x 

8 comments:

Karen Gist said...

Now this is something that I haven't tried yet! Looking good Sis! xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I used to keep an altered book just for spreading left over paint around. Like you, I refuse to waste anything. Lately, I've been putting excess paint on cardstock or index cards. You have inspired me to return to an altered book format. Thank you beyond belief. This is an absolutely gorgeous entry and great tutorial, too.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fun is indeed what it is all about. xox

Traceyr said...

wow Dawn I love the mix of your doodling with that paint stripping away technique. This is great. :)

Sandy said...

This is a wonderful idea - having an art journal just for technique and spreading left over paint!
sandy

froebelsternchen Susi said...

looks amazing!
xxx Susi
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

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BJ said...

Super duper Dawn. Your must have been a bit apprehensive covering over all the lovely paint underneath, but it came out really well. BJ

Coco said...

Great technique and trials Dawn, and I love the results of your plays !!! Hugs xxxx