Wednesday, 5 May 2010
ARTISTS TRADING CLUB - PEELED PAINT TECHNIQUE
This months challenge at the Artists Trading Club is to use the peeled paint technique as described on their blog. Its a great fun technique but it required 'waiting to dry' time - never a favourite with me! I had quite a few goes at this before I was happy with it and then, once I'd produced a background I liked, I ruined it all (several times) before I found an image that I felt worked. The peeled-paint technique gives you a tattered and worn finish that has two layers of colour and leant itself nicely to a vintage image. I chose this family portrait as I come from a photographic family myself. I kinda feel that its a bit simplistic as its just plain stamped in black but, I'm hoping as the background is varied, the stamping can stand alone. What do you think? I really like the fact it looks like its been kicking around in the attic for a while.