Oh, I do love a new technique! Especially when I already have the materials needed. I'd created this background, from two different paper collages (one yellow, one blue) by cutting the each into squares rearranging, glueing on down on a thin piece of paper, then machine stitching, zig zag and free motion (the circles you see are free motion.) So--this piece was sitting around in my studio, while I read my new cyber friend, Kelli Nina Perkins book called "Stitch Alchemy." She's got tons of great ideas in there, and I'm only part way through the book, when I saw this technique with vaseline! Briefly, you cover part of your art with vaseline, then carefully paint the whole piece with acyrlic paint (I used red and a little white gesso), let dry, and then rub off the paint and vaseline with a paper towel--it ends up looking like peeled paint. I love it! I don't know what will happen to this piece next--it's certainly not finished-- I'll keep you posted.
hey, look at my new JaneVille header! Nifty!