|RICE ON WET PAINT|
The idea is basically just to spread a layer of very watery acrylic paint, and then sprinkle rice on top immediately.
After the paint is completely dry, the rice is removed. The rice absorbs some of the paint, leaving paint-free areas, and creating patterns.
As you can see, it worked OK.....not remarkably. I think it would probably be better had a used a less absorbent paper as the background so that more liquid is taken up by the rice. I also found it impossible to remove the rice without ripping some of the paper underneath. This isn't necessarily bad - it does have its own "look."
All in all I'm glad I finally got around to trying this technique but don't think I'll be using it frequently. There are easier ways of creating similar effects, and in terms of the lay on/take off technique, salt seems more reliable. Still, if you haven't tried it its worth a go. I imagine dark blue paint on gold or silver paper might make a nice starry sky.........
|RICE PATTERNED BACKGROUND|