I wanted to share with you my latest creation inspired by Tee Thompson’s Three Little Houses livestream video featuring paint skins, Tee does a weekly art show offering some gorgeous art techniques and challenges. You can view the 3 little houses video on the following link: http://www.livestream.com/teethompsonstudio/video?clipId=pla_22416353-a039-46ea-82b1-39c3ed5fd083
To begin with I needed some Paint Skins, I have never created them before but had read about them in art books and blogs; it was just one of those things I wanted to try but hadn’t gotten around to yet. After seeing this video it gave me the art kick I needed to have a go myself.
I used plastic mailing envelopes which junk mail catalogues had been posted in as my base for the paint skins, I used ordinary craft acrylic paints and literally threw the paint down on the plastic until I had completed covered the plastic surface. I didn’t use a brush to blend the colours, I let the paint do that all by itself naturally.
See pictures below of wet acrylic paint on the plastic – very messy and colourful! By flicking the paint direct from the bottle onto the plastic it created interesting patterns:
I set the plastic aside to dry, it took 2 days before it started to set because it was quite thick, once it was dry I carefully peeled off the paint skins and set the pieces to air dry out naturally on the other side onto a plastic grocery bag:
Next I set about painting a basic house shape onto one of my handmade art canvases I had made earlier, the paint was still wet when I took the picture below hence the shininess:
Below is my finished house complete with paint skins and collage bits and pieces to finish it off, notice the little postage stamp of a rooster perched on my fence 😀
Close up of house detail: