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Paint Party Friday

I found a few bottles of paint I had forgotten about (okay, a little drawer full).  I am sure no one else ever has lots of something cluttering up their studio.  I want to use things up to free up space in my studio.  Paint Party Friday was the perfect opportunity!  This was my who cares what happens, it is just old paint.  My counters we a mess.  Anything within reach was covered in paint.  I even used up some paint.  Pure happiness.

I had been a die cutting fool on another project & just couldn’t part with the scraps.  Ran them through the Xyron and randomly stuck them down.  Doing this was harder than I thought – I started to get hung up on the colors until I reminded my inner critic that it was going to be covered, no slathered, in paint.





As this layer dried, I realized I did NOT like it at all.  At all.







The colors are getting better and now I am pulling out stencils.  I could hear the excitement (or fear) in the stuff around me – anything I could reach was about to dipped in paint.






More stencils and a foam marshmallow.







This stage included the vitamins that accidently fell onto the canvas. They were covered in paint so I decided to add more and roll ’em around.  I had to include letters.  It felt naked without them.







A silk flower was ripped apart to become a paint applicator and plenty more smudges and smears happened.

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  • julie December 9, 2011, 1:26 am

    Vitamins? I wont ask..actually yes I will…if it makes a cool texture I am in.
    Glad to see you stuck with your piece. Its so easy to back away, but the best pieces are always those that we work over and spend time with…and dont really care about. Seems kind of unfair?! Cheers to more “playing”. Julie

  • EVA December 9, 2011, 9:08 am

    Great abstract! It sounds like you had lots of fun and I love the colours you chose.

  • Kathleen Conard December 9, 2011, 9:12 am

    What a fun, creative way to clean out your studio space – you came up with some great art as well!

  • Flo December 9, 2011, 10:31 am

    I love seeing your creative process. It was always nice surprises at the end of our work even if at the beginning we often do not know what will happen!

  • Faye December 9, 2011, 11:04 am

    Wow, the results are gorgeous!

  • Valerie-Jael December 9, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Great results and cheery colours to lift my mood! Valerie

  • Ginny December 9, 2011, 1:25 pm

    It was so much fun to read your post and follow along as you created a beautiful piece. I am going to have to play a lot more with my creativity. I know there are hours of fun just waiting for me!

  • Jaime December 9, 2011, 1:33 pm

    What a fun process and it turned out a great looking mixed media piece! I love how you narrate the process 😉 Happy PPF!

  • Christine December 9, 2011, 2:47 pm

    Just wonderful creative work, you just reminded me my blood pressure pill fell somewhere on the floor this morning, better go look for it! lol.

  • T @aseedinspired December 9, 2011, 4:56 pm

    Oh such freedom…amazing.

  • KAT December 9, 2011, 5:14 pm

    this is great ! I see your favorite colors here too.
    They do look very cheery together !

    Lovely post !

    I will have to put a big piece of duct tape over my inner voice’s mouth
    …if that makes any sense…I have to relax more like you I think

    – KAT –

  • Jennibellie December 9, 2011, 6:22 pm

    I LOVE it! But old paint? I tend to hoard last scrapings of things (ie whole 100ml bottles with only 1ml left) because I like to have variety, lol you’re a lot braver than me to use them up like that, but I do love the results 🙂 x

  • Mary C. Nasser December 9, 2011, 7:12 pm

    Loved the painting before I even saw the tutorial!
    But the step-by-step process is marvelous!
    How fun! Really enjoyed seeing each photo. 🙂

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Debbie December 9, 2011, 7:36 pm

    It’s so great to see how your painting evolved. I love the end result. It’s so inspiring to see how you worked through each stage — I sometimes get stuck and am afraid to cover something that I like, but your work shows how each layer brings new depth and interest to the work.

  • Rita McGregor December 9, 2011, 11:27 pm

    OMG! Vitamins? I love it! I’m so enjoying the pictures and stories of the process when you post them. I can hardly wait for the next one. Oh, and I love your end pieces! 🙂

  • Julie December 12, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Beautiful and such a fun way to clean a studio!

  • carlarey December 12, 2011, 6:03 pm

    Fun! There’s nothing like the feeling of finding art supplies you didn’t even know you had. Love how you used anything fell in your path. This is great.

  • Sheri Cook December 13, 2011, 12:01 pm

    GORGEOUS and so creative! Happy PPF!