Thursday, June 26, 2008

pAinT YouRseLf PreTtY!

Rain, Rain Go Away! For those of us in the Midwest…a reprieve from storms and heavy rains would be most welcome. However, a rained out shoot day means I have a moment to carve out a creative morsel for the blog! We’ve been hammering out a lot of segments over the past few weeks, including a bundle of goodies using pAInT! What I wear while we’re shooting is usually the last thing I concern myself with because my focus is always on the projects and how they look, not to mention, everything I wear when I'm shooting ends up covered in stains, paints, glues…whatever I’m working with, anyway, so I usually just grab something I have at the last minute and go. Same holds true for this round of shooting, BUT I did have a bit of fun with my wearables right before we started shooting the paint series and what I thought was going to be more or less “props and toss” turned out to be some pretty cool stuff that I will continue to wear (and make more of) long after the paint series dries.
I took my plain tanks and pairs of not so good jeans and splattered, dripped, spilled, and sprayed paint here and there. It's kind of addictive...I started looking through my closet and pulled out all kinds of things to toss paint on! I did belts, bracelets, whatever I thought could use a 'splash of color'. Once I get excited about something like that, it's hard to know when to stop!!
The belt and buckle are my favorite…..(the other belts in my drawer look very dull and boring next to this one now!)
I used whatever paints were on hand, including my house paints, but most of them that I used were the liquitex artist acrylics. They adhered beautifully to everything from the leather belt and buckles to the denim and t’s. (Everything has washed up nice and worn well, too!) For the necklace charm, I just took one of those cloth hangers you find with all the picture hanging hardware and treated it like a mini canvas and hung it on one of my necklaces. Great fun!
I love it when stuff you’re just screwing around with turns out to be something ‘more’!
Try it….and Wear it…my friends! A splatter of paint makes everything look better!

1 comment:

Lisa Kettell said...

Love this paint series, so creative!