Saturday, January 14, 2012

Book Study - Rinse Aid

 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 "Rinse Aid". The authors warn that this technique is a bit tricky getting the right consistency of paint and the timing. I had mixed results.
Paint surface (I used watercolor paper) with thin acrylic paint (I mixed it with water). While it is wet, pour rinse aid down the surface and let it dry.
 Use damp paper towel (or baby wipe, which I didn't try) to wipe off the rinse aid. I have lighter areas of red paint, but the white underneath wasn't revealed.
 Painted a layer of thinned yellow acrylic paint over the surface and then poured rinse aid down the surface and let dry.
Here's my result:


The author's also suggest applying the rinse aid with foam stamps. Painted blue acrylic paint on watercolor paper and let dry. Coated with thinned green acrylic paint and while it was wet, stamped on rinse aid with a leaf shaped foam stamp.
After the paint dried, used paper towel to remove the rinse aid. The stamp did remove some of the green paint, but the shapes are blurry. 
 Painted another layer of acrylic paint. Used a darker green and a larger leaf foam stamp with a thinner layer of rinse aid.
 Here's my result, doesn't look like leaf shapes.
The authors also suggested combining this technique with other techniques liked pulled paper. Started with one of the pulled paper backgrounds I made earlier.
Painted over it with thinned red acrylic paint, and poured rinse aid down the front. Let it dry, and wiped off the rinse aid with wet paper towel.
Did another coat with thinned yellow acrylic paint and rinse aid. Here's the result:
I like this one!
Another way the authors suggest to use the rinse aid is to make a background with various colors and layers of paint, then do the rinse aid technique. I painted different acrylic paints on to canvas paper and let it dry.
Covered with a thin layer of black acrylic paint, while wet poured rinse aid down the surface.

 Here's the result:

1 comment:

Craftgirl said...

Kewl.lovely samples. I wonder if it will spritz.I haven't done the shaving foam ones yet as I have been tied up with baby sitting
Carol