Friday, August 19, 2011

Paint Party Friday Week 23

Hooray!  It's Paint Party Friday again!  Last week was my first time posting to this fabulous group and I'm so glad I did.  I visited dozens of cool blogs and saw all different kinds of amazing, inspiring art.  And I got so many lovely comments here.  Thanks to everyone for visiting!  Your comments mean a lot!

So, if you recall, I've been on vacation all week and I wasn't planning on packing any paints.  Turns out I slipped some in.  For the kids.  I remembered how much fun we all had painting rocks last year and decided I'd better find a little space in the suitcase for some craft paint.  I know, I know - I'm such a selfless person!

I haven't been using the paints all week because there is just no space to spread out - too crowded, too messy, and too busy.  But at last - a day of making stuff presented itself, and with a picnic table to myself and the paints already open, I decided to make some art.

It was super windy and my index cards were flying all over the yard.  I decided to incorporate some masking tape into my design to make my life easier.  I created a grid of 9 cards, taped them to the table cloth and went to town with three different shades of blue.  I used a folded up index card as a brush.


I plucked some leaves off the nearby shrubs and used them as stamps with white and green paint



Then, since I was outside, I cut loose with some paint flinging.  First some yellow and orange:

Then some black drips and spatters:


When the drips were dry I rubbed on some more blue and orange paint in various spots with my hands.  I peeled off the masking tape, and here's the end result:

 Here's a close-up of one of the cards:

I had SO much fun.  I love painting outside.  I LOVE flinging paint.  I really love the white borders on the cards.  If it hadn't been windy I wouldn't have needed to tape the cards to the table and wouldn't have done this project.  Hooray for creative problem solving.

When I peeled up all the tape, it was so beautiful on it's own I decided to save it.  I used a bit on my "official" index card of the day.



 Happy Friday everyone!  Thanks for dropping by the party!






33 comments:

  1. AWESOMEness! What a Fun project and I'd definitely keep the tape:) Happy PPF!

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  2. These are fantstic, I love the botanical touches! :-)

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  3. They are Wonderful! Love the colors, the whole idea! Fun! thanks, namaste,
    Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  4. beautiful work, you're a natural artist.

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  5. wow such a great idea and huge fun. Stunning results. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Such a great idea - I am inspired and rushing to get out the masking tape. I like doing interesting things with layered backgrounds. Cutting up and rearranging can provide the nicest surprises.

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  7. Love these...they are great fun...so glad it was windy...they turned out brilliantly.. :)

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  8. These turned out great! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. WOW! How fun...windy and wild! You can almost feel the elements whipping about! POP ART MINIS

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  10. now thats art,, I love this and your description makes me love it more,,

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  11. Just awesome! It looks like a very fun project. I'll have to try it some time. Great colors too. Have a great weekend. Happy PPF!

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  12. Stamping with leaves? Awesome! I love the way you used the painted tape, too!

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  13. Wonderfully ingenious! Your postcards are beautiful and I love the colors.

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  14. I love how resourceful you are - using leaves as stamps... Fantastic! The look of the masked off cards is wonderful and I think it's great that you used the tape in your "official card" :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  15. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! You had a blast! These came out soooooo cool! I can just picture you out there amongst the trees flinging paint! I wanna play too!!!! Happy PPF!!!

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  16. Yay for you! I'm so glad you took your paints. You had a magical time. I LOVE what came of your creativity and problem solving. AWESOME!!

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  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS pieces. Loved seeing the process too. I am so glad yo shared this one with us this week! Have a great PPF!

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  18. what ingenuity! these really turned out great!! It's amazing what we can come up with if we don't have everything at our fingertips. I love it that you came up with a "brush" and using the natural stamps... etc. it all came together beautifully! I can these framed up as a series... great job! you should be proud :)

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  19. Wow!! What a creative and fun idea!! They are all so unique and beautiful. Love them!

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  20. My goodness, I never would have thought of using the leaves but now that you've brought it up, I'm thinking of rock stamps, twig drawing and so much more! I love that your problem solving gave you such a successful result! And then using the tape again - genius!

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  21. This looks fun! :) And those leaves print look really great. :)

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  22. Wow, what a great experience you ended up with! so cool!
    -Andrea

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  23. Somehow my previous comment hasn't shown. I said, it was a great idea and next time I felt stuck and stultified I would do something like that and unstick my self- except i think I said it better the first time!

    I have come back to this page to thank you for the excellent feedback you gave me on my ABC's. XX

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  24. I love all the layers to this- the end result was magnificent; I could see them framed all together with a striking result! Also love that you were able to use the tape- so clever :)

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  25. This is a super COOOOOOOOOOOL idea, and I will try this at the next possibility to work outside, or perhaps even inside in my messy kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration! Greetings from Kaiserswerth in Rhineland, Valerie

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  26. These are great!!! Thanks for sharing the process!!! Happy PPF!

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  27. Thanks so much for coming by my blog today. I love your finished pieces, even the tape! You used some of my favorite colors, and I love the leaf stamping idea. I will have to try that!

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  28. Wow! Awesome! Beautiful! Words are lacking at the moment. I love the white borders and the entire process sounds like so much fun. I will have to try this. Great post. You did a great job showing the process which so many people, including myself, leave out.

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  29. Yummy I feel like I am right there at the beach with you. Great tutorial on your process. xox Corrine

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  30. these are great!!! happy ppf! ( a bit late! :)

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