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« on: April 01, 2011 02:09:34 PM »

Hello again! I'm back after a long while working on a new collection of trinkets and this is what I've come up with - ready to wear paint!





My inspiration often comes from my encounters with the children I teach, who also show me the way back to my childhood, stirring memories of play. The acrylic paint skins left behind in the studio are great fun to tear away when there's nothing else to do, it's even more fun than bubble wrap. I started to think that we could use these paint skins to create works of art, and was certain that there were ways for paint to serve as a sculptural medium. After a series of experiments in my colour lab, I came up with loads of pieces in different colour schemes. Some were like accidental pieces formed from pouring or squirting paint in a totally organic manner, some were more thought out and planned and sculpted. These were simply concentric circles formed by pouring one colour on top of another. They dried completely to a pleathery texture  and were stitched together and hung on a crocheted chain.



Will return with better photos of the rest of the pieces soon!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011 04:06:17 PM »

I Love them! 

brilliant idea! I especially like the blue ones.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011 04:31:18 PM »

this never would have occurred to me-very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011 06:16:56 PM »

I've been doing some experimenting along the same line (nothing as nice as these, though), only I've been adding white glue to the mix because I didn't think the paint would be stable enough by itself. 

Obviously, I was very wrong, lol!

What type of surface are you pouring the paint onto? (I've been using sealed tile -- my standard "workspace.")
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011 07:14:39 PM »

I've been doing some experimenting along the same line (nothing as nice as these, though), only I've been adding white glue to the mix because I didn't think the paint would be stable enough by itself. 

Obviously, I was very wrong, lol!

What type of surface are you pouring the paint onto? (I've been using sealed tile -- my standard "workspace.")

I poured daler rowney acrylic paint onto plastic plates! When they're dry I peel them off, and stitch them onto a felt backing, because I felt the smooth surface of the paint would sort of 'stick' to the skin.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011 01:13:43 AM »

Good idea with the felt backing -- I'm sure you're right that the paint by itself would 'stick' to bare skin, but it's so much fun to experiment with.  Grin

Back in the 70s, there was a fad of jewelry made from layers of dried paint that was sculpted to reveal the colors of the different layers.  I haven't a clue what paint was used or how it was "cured", but it was like a hard plastic.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011 01:52:25 AM »

Good idea with the felt backing -- I'm sure you're right that the paint by itself would 'stick' to bare skin, but it's so much fun to experiment with.  Grin

Back in the 70s, there was a fad of jewelry made from layers of dried paint that was sculpted to reveal the colors of the different layers.  I haven't a clue what paint was used or how it was "cured", but it was like a hard plastic.

I've seen something similar on Etsy, and I've actually tried to do the same with acrylic paint, but they didn't come out the way I had hoped. But I did end up with little nuggets of paint that had sort of sedimentary layers. They weren't nearly as thick enough to sculpt with, that would have taken months to build and dry!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011 10:29:16 AM »

These are adorable, they make me happy!
I suppose you have to use paint of decent-to-good quality for these, or paints that at least have some sort of a rubber quality to them. The paints I use now are slightly rubbery when dried (good for canvases and stuff) so I imagine they would work good.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011 09:16:41 PM »

I love them they are so bright! But what happens if they get wet?
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011 11:00:21 PM »

I love them they are so bright! But what happens if they get wet?

They're waterproof! Acrylic paints, or at least the brand I'm using now, dry to a plastic, pleathery, rubbery finish and don't dissolve when wet. I also spray varnished them just to give it a cleaner finish, so that's double waterproofing. I think they would only get affected by water if you were to soak the whole thing in water for hours.
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