Micro Trend: Dipped Paintings

Dip, baby dip! Dipping anything from forks to baskets, glassware to plates, is most definitely a trend when it comes to decorating. I'm not sure if you noticed it yet in your part of the world, but to add to the dip trend I've been seeing more and more dipped paintings - where paintings (usually thrift shop finds) are literally dipped into enamel paint revealing only a small part of the original work. Some handpaint, but the results aren't the same. And while it's a micro trend now, this definitely has legs to become more common in certain parts of the world. Have you noticed this? What do you think about it? And I wonder where it originates (Oliver Jeffers maybe?) because it's quite clever and it must have gotten it's start from one brilliant mind out there. Do you know? Here are some that I've seen and liked. Please click on their links below to view more.oliverjefferspaintings_decor8

Oliver Jeffers dipped paintings and details about his gorgeous work and process here. Breathtaking.

mydeer_readinggirl_3_1024x1024 My Dear art shop, "Dipped Girl". Also stunning.

f179bbc9d2cbbed30ee4ca068b9a2f60 Inside Closet - Fun and creative.

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Around the web from bloggers.... 1. Brit & Co DIY dipped frames - not the same but sort of an inspired by idea. 2. This one was made by Something Savage. 3. Another DIY for dipped artwork, this time from DIY Candy -- and look! There's my book Decorate! 4. More dipped art DIY's on Homeedit by Francesca Stone from Fall For DIY.

What do you think? Do you like dipped art? Would you try this at home?

I'd like to try this with old photographs that I find at the flea markets here in Germany. I know, I know... Lots of vintage fans would HATE that thought but in my opinion, some photos are just not that pretty for display and are being stored in bins and drawers anyway so why not give them a new spin so you CAN display them again... Hmmmm. Makes me think about a little craft project I could try now. :)

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