Wednesday, August 15, 2007

....and the winner peeled paint atc's

I used a random number picker from google to find the winner of the canvas below......

..............and the winner is...............

Juanita Lanaux!!!!! Congratulations Juanita!!!!!!

Now you just need to email me via the email address on my blog and send me your snail mail address so I can post your canvas to you!

I've really enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments from you girls and have decided to give away some other little goodies to 5 other people as won't know what you are getting until they arrive. So here they are:

Sarah Drayton

Arlene (

Michelle from Lexington, Kentucky

Lorna (Bad Baby)

Sandi (sugarbushfarm)

So girls, please send me your snail mail addy's and I'll get your goodies off to you in the post ;-)

The class last weekend that I taught at Scraptivate was peeled paint technique....(a Claudine Hellmuth technique). Firstly the images are added to a background (I used some book pages for a couple of them), then an image is added over this, then the whole lot is coated with gel medium. I like Golden Soft gel in matte. Then you add some streaks of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) to the atc in areas that you want to show. The layer of gel medium protects the paper from soaking up the Vaseline. After the Vaseline step, I painted on some acrylic paint. You need the paint to be kind of runny, a fluid paint works fine for this step. If you have a hard body paint (in tubes) then you can add a little water to thin it down a bit. The main reason for this is you don't want to drag the Vaseline all over the card.

After painting on the acrylic paint, let it dry or if you can't wait that long, do what I do....use a heat gun - but not too close as you don't want to "cook" the paint and cause bubbles! When the paint is dry, use a paper towel to wipe over the whole card, this will remove the paint from where the Vaseline was placed revealing the imagery and background underneath. I then wipe the whole thing over with a baby wipe to get rid of any excess Vaseline so you can continue to either stamp (using Stazon) or add more German Scrap works great! Here are three samples.


Sarah said...

wow Kelsey!! I have sent you an email ...what a lovely suprise thanks so much!!!

sue said...

The peeled paint effect on the ATCs is very cool-haven't tried that out in a long time. Too many techniques, too little time:)

Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey the peeled paint ATC's are stunning.

Julie H said...

Those ATC's are fantastic. I have not done peeled paint for a while and you have triggered my memory. Love the red - Ihad not thought of a more translucent paint.

Judy said...

Hehehehe there's that paint technique i love - looks great kelsey - thanks for the refresher. No 3 is a favourite of mine.

ScaryCheri said...

wow I just love your blog. Going to have to try the peeling paint and the canvas both when I get home from trucking this time. Thank you so very much for posting links for supplies. That really helps me out. I have your blog added to my favs now. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugz, ScaryCheri