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Sunday, August 02, 2009

SaWo No.66 Peeling Paint & Petroleum Jelly

Here is my entry for this week's Saturday's Workout challenge. To create a background using paint & petroleum jelly (vaseline). I made this 4 inch canvas. It is actually a piece of canvas board and is a cover for a Bind it All book. They come in packs of two for you to use with your BIA. I haven't made the holes as I wanted the image to go to the very edge before I did. I plan to make a mini travel book so this stamp of Sacre Coeur was perfect for the front. I had bought the stamps in April & began an envelope book, but when my printer refused to recognise the ink cartridge I had to put it to one side as I needed some photos of France printing. My sister took a few pics of some stunning buildings while on holiday last year. Now the ink is back I can get it completed!

I first painted the background with Peach Bellini acrylic paint by Ranger. Once dry, applied the vaseline in random areas & then painted Anitas Lemon Yellow acrylic paint over the top. Once that was dry I removed the vaseline areas of paint to allow the background colour to show through. Once my images were stamped I coloured bits in with cotton wool balls & Adirondack dye ink pads. Adding a touch of blue to the sky area. I used my favourtie Stampers Anonymous Artful Mosaic stamp & several travel words from various sets. (its good to be using those words as I have owned the sets for nearly 6 years!!)

You may need to click on the picture to get a clearer view.
I noticed that in my Design Team page below. I have used fabric rip strips in place of patterned papers & you can't really see that unless the photo is larger!

21 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow this is beautiful.
Fantastic stamping and great colors. Love them.

Thanks Paula for your wonderful entry to SaWo.

alcoholinky said...

lovely Paula. you've created a great background with this technique.

Saya said...

Great work, love the colours! Silje

*jean* said...

lovely! looks like it will make a beautiful book cover!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

It´s wonderful..I love the colors and stamps....it will be a great book!

joanne wardle said...

lovely book cover

Godelieve said...

This is gorgeous Paula! I really love how your project turned out.

lisa said...

I have enlarged this to take a closer look Paula. It's gorgeous. Another new technique to try. It creates beautiful results. Your stamps are beautiful too. You have given me an idea to do a mini book of my coming hols when I get back, lots of ideas whizzing in my head now!!

Lisax

One4Joy said...

Paula, this is lovely! And I learned something new today...real paints scare me, but your outcome here just might lure me into trying! I love the colors and the SA stamps are just the perfect touch.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi friend...your peeling paint is so excellent...everything about it!! Gorgeous colors as well. I love the font on the "destination", is it a stamp? We have been conversing for a long while and I didn't realize I was not on your followers list and you are not on mine....so I have joined yours and hope you will come back and join mine as well...got to keep up with you and there is no better way. So glad we are back in touch. Hugs, Gayle.

Chris said...

This is fab Paula. I love the colours and the technique worked really well. The SA Mosaics is one of my faves too.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

It's fantastic, an real art work, I'm excited.The soft color combination is so amazing too, I love it all.
Hugs Anja

penny4thoughts said...

Nice job with this technique - I love how colorful your project is! Have fun making your book with it!!

Char said...

Your peeled paint colors are just fabulous. Love the stamped image.

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic, Paula! I love the color, image and design! Beautiful work!

Marjolein said...

Can't say anything else but GORGEOUS WORK!

Karin said...

It's gorgeous Paula.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

WOW!! BEAUTIFUL work Paula. This has all come together perfectly!

Rein said...

Gorgeous art work Paula!!

IsaNorris said...

love this !! beautiful !
isa

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

You've been busy, I turn my head....missed so much lovely eye candy Paula!!!

I'm getting wanderlust seeing your artwork. I was in Paris a long long long time ago, sure would Love to return again some day.