Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book Study - Petroleum Jelly

 On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" This week we're looking at the section petroleum jelly. Paint or decorate surface as desired. The background is made with Distress Stain and re-inkers like the one this ATC. Then stamped image with black Archival ink. Covered desired areas with petroleum jelly (used my finger).
 Paint surface with acrylic paint and let dry.  The petroleum jelly remains damp.
Wipe off paint with baby wipe.
Repeat above steps as desired using different colors. I covered some areas with petroleum jelly and painted with Metallic Rust Lumiere paint.
Wiped off with baby wipe.

Covered some areas with petroleum jelly and painted with red acrylic paint, let dry.

Wiped off with baby wipe. 

Another way to use petroleum jelly as a resist, is with acrylic paints and stamps or stencils.
Used same background as above, stamping on a different image with black Archival ink. Covered angel image with petroleum jelly.
 Used gold acrylic paint on a flourish stamp and stamped over the surface. Let dry. (Wash acrylic paint off stamps right away).
 Wipe off paint with baby wipe.
The authors also suggest combining the petroleum jelly technique with the pulled paper technique. Used one of the pulled paper backgrounds made earlier, covered parts of it with petroleum jelly.
 Painted over surface with Metallic Bronze Lumiere paint and let dry.

Wipe off with a baby wipe.

Fun technique to experiment with.


Anonymous said...

this is a neat technique. my only question is, how do you keep it from leaving an oily or greasy area. I thought that p. jely was oily.

Carol said...

Remember that you wipe off the petroleum jelly with the paint above it with a baby wipe. I did go check my creations. The first two have no oiliness to them. On the third one, there's a little oiliness on parts of the music sheet, but not to the rest of the background. So it might depend on what paper is used.