Thursday, May 22, 2014

Peeled Paint

I've had this picture in my mind for a while.  It's a picture of green peeled paint.  I'm pretty sure there was something in our house when I was really young that looked like that distressed green peeled paint.  And then the other day, we stopped at the market on our way home.  Willie's has a little bit of everything.  A large selection of indoor and outdoor plants and planting materials, fresh fruits and vegetables and unique "country" furniture and decorative items.  And the first thing I saw was this beautiful hutch in green peeled paint.  Wish I could have bought it and brought it home but alas it will not fit in my tiny kitchen!

So I decided it was time to get to work on creating my peeled paint layout!  I watched several online videos before starting and wasn't sure how this would turn out.  It is definitely unique and "one-of-a-kind".

First I started with some brown cardstock, then I mixed some dark green, lime green and white acrylic paint together and painted over it.  Then I added some Tim Holtz Picket fence distress paint over it.  I actually added some more green, some brown and some more distress paint until I achieved a color combination I was satisfied with.  Then I added Tim Holtz Distress Crackle in rock candy.  You have to apply it pretty thick to get it to crackle.  I put it aside and let it dry until the next day.

Here's a closeup of the crackle effect:

I had to rough up the edges of the paper to give it that old distressed appearance and since it had so many layers it was a little warped so I matted on another piece of brown cardstock.

I knew I wanted to an early picture of my Mom.  These pictures are just priceless.  The flowers are Prima, the thread embellishment is from MME, the keyhole is Tim Holtz and one of my friends sent me the crocheted doily.  I've had them all in my stash for quite some time now.

I added some "Sweet Threads" by Basic Grey and an Authentique piece with the blackbird and flowers for the background papers.  The tag at the bottom is made from the packaging the flowers were on.  It's been a long time since I did a "vintage-distress" layout like this one but I love how it turned out!  Here's the full view:

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! I really love the distressed effect you got on your background and the vintage-y embellishments. And what a great photo of your mom!