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This is a project that takes more than one day to complete, but the active part of it is only a few minutes.
I was inspired by some paint that I accidentally left in the bottom of a bowl recently. When it was dry it peeled up in a cool way and I wanted to keep it (though I did throw it away).
So I decided to see what would happen if I left paint to dry on a surface on purpose.
I decided to pour paint on the outside of the same bowl and leave it for a few days to see what would happen.
I started with blue, then added green and purple.
It’s surprisingly fun to spill paint on purpose. It almost looks like a globe, which was completely unintentional.
Then just observe for a few days. Or watch paint dry, if you will. One day in it was already starting to dry and crack.
I thought it might come out more like a solid piece, but it cracked and the colors blended and it looks like stained glass in a way I’m not sure I’m able to capture in pictures but it’s really cool.
And the air bubbles look like stars in far-out space. I love it.
I have no idea what I will do with a bunch of shards of stain-glassy paint, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something. It will be great in collages.
I wish it were a little thicker so I could make it into jewelry, but I don’t think it would be able to stand trying to poke a hole in it.
What do you think? What would you do with dried paint? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and see what happens if you try this experiment.
I dont know about dry paint before. But love your work.
Can we paint it in a helmet?