Seth Apter over at The Altered Page is hosting his annual hunt for buried treasure – in your old posts. I looked back and found this! Check out his site- so many great places to unearth creative treasure!
Alcohol dissolves paint. When I heard that I realized it could so work to my advantage. I used old photos that were less than desirable shots – you know the blurry, off center, etc. photos. I have a huge stack of them. Now some are great starting points for an art something or other.Supplies you need: rubbing alcohol, cheap paint -any colors, old hairbrush (it will not work on hair again), and an old credit card
First, prep the photos. I did a whole bunch at one time so I’d have lots to play with later. My first layer was purple. Let it dry.
Add a layer of orange. Let it dry.
Add a layer of pink. Let it dry.
Add a layer of green. Let it dry.
Add a layer of blue. Let it dry.
Get the idea? Well, I found out that 5 layers was a bit much. I really only saw the top three colors. Next time I’ll only do 3…
Second, spray alcohol on the painted photos. I am working on a gesso’d journal page because this gets messy and I love the look of the smeared paint. Let the alcohol sit for 15-30 seconds. Add more at any time if needed.
I clean off the credit card by wiping that wonderful paint goo on the journal page (see below). That way not a drop of paint is wasted!