How This Artist Creates Works Out Of Puff Paint

How This Artist Creates Works Out Of Puff Paint

PJ Linden: I’m PJ Linden,
I’m an artist from New York. I am a self-taught artist. So puff paint I’ve become obsessed with because it’s just such an
underrated acrylic paint. My first piece was an old flip phone. It all started pre-smartphone era. I knew that this paint was for children and therefore non-toxic and probably wouldn’t do any damage to the technology. It just grew from there. I felt the need to
represent for puff paint and become a full-time puff paint artist. When I’m about to start a piece, I first start thinking
about the broad strokes, or in this case the broad puffs. And really look at the shape of the object and what it wants to be, more so than what I want it to be. So with the boar’s head
I really started seeing a conical seashell. My process is very much
like layering a cake. The paint looks exactly
the same wet or dry, so there can be a lot of tragic accidents. All of my work is full coverage. This one took maybe 300 hours. And usually I’m building up
to at least three layers, but it can get up to 10 layers. And so that’s really
where the timing comes in. My partner is a director and an editor, and she shoots all the time, and so she would get these
really expensive cameras. And I remember when she first asked me to cover one of her cameras,
and I was really excited, because it just is such
a sacrilegious idea. This was the very first
camera, it was the Sprinkle 7D. I just wanted to see what would happen if you could make a camera
look like an ice cream sundae. I have covered everything
from cameras, to shoes, to bras, to deer, boars, alligator heads. I’ve even covered cigarette
packs, phone cases, book bags. I’ve done a lot, a lot of clothes. I think my favorite piece would have to be this candy bear. One of the most surprising
collaborations I’ve done was with Miley Cyrus. I did a mini line of really outrageous wearable art for her, and a pair of Neapolitan ice cream coated pasties ended up on her breasts on
the cover of Plastik Magazine. I grew up with a family of game hunters. The Sundae Stag was a piece that my great-grandfather shot, and it ended up in a basement
with its nose chewed off by a family dog. And I thought how sad it
was that these animals are killed, stuffed, and
then they’re trophies, but at the same time,
there’s millions of trophies that all look exactly the same. There’s a weird thing that I guess I feel, that their spirit should be eternalized and decorated for the
after-after-afterlife. The other art that I create
is hand-painted wallpaper. It’s coming from my
interior design background. It’s something that I
always, always wanted to create for homes and hotels, and I hope to keep painting
them for the rest of the year. That’s sort of my goal is traveling by way of painting
hand-painted wallpapers. There’s definitely a kinship between the organized, rhythmic
patterning of my puff-painted work and the wall paper styling. The biggest puff paint
piece that I’ve completed is an animatronic dinosaur. It’s fully functional, and it stands about three-foot tall and four-foot long. I would like to work my
way up to a Smart Car. That’s sort of been my always goal.

100 thoughts on “How This Artist Creates Works Out Of Puff Paint

  1. I wonder if this would help me stop dropping my phone… Like would the bumps act as a grippy surface or what –

  2. Self taught artist ? Putting paint dots on an already existing thing…how is this art? It's like taking credit from all those companies & by just dabbing dots on it. What? How? No? At all!!

  3. Its really amaizing…it needs the sense of clourmatching like which colour will look good on which backgaround or combination of colours

  4. For get wrapping a Tesla, puff paint a Tesla! Wait. No. Iridescent wrap it, THEN puff paint on that! Yes. This is my destiny. For my future Y.

  5. My mother used Puff Paint on my prom dress because she ran out of time to sequin the bodice. It wasn't as "cool" as this but I wore it anyway. It was an Homage to my mom and an "F" You to my school.

  6. The Puff paint .. Ehhh, not my style. However, the hand painted wallpaper – is beyond Beautiful!! 💛💚

  7. Ok but puff paint "puffs" with heat. After it dries you hit it with heat and it "puffs" ! These don't look like she has heates them up.

  8. This work reminds me of del kathryn barton. Same attention to detail, bright deep colours. I absolutely love it. Very inspiring artist 😊

  9. how does she get it to stay on though? anytime I’ve used puff paint on something other than cotton fabric, it would eventually start falling off.

  10. I use fabric paint on pretty much everything except t-shirts! It doesn't hold up to repeated washings very well, but it's fun to use on anything else. Does it stick pretty well on your shoes? Do you have to paint/spray anything on the shoes first, as a primer?

  11. It wouldn’t hurt the cameras and if anyone stole them they wouldn’t be able to sell them without getting caught immediately.

  12. Your title should have said: how some people take perfectly good things and make them ugly and tacky, while wasting resources and adding more unnecessary dangerous chemicals into this precious world. Useless “artistry”

  13. The difference between a crafter and a artist—–> The crafter makes something because it looks good or is useful, the artist makes something because the object wants to look like that.

  14. All those little nooks and crannies, it's a bacteria playground. Especially those cameras. No wetwipe is gonna reach in between all those dots. Eewww

  15. So simple but cool. Not sure id consider this something worthy of YouTube tho as anyone can do it but cool

  16. Me: I want that camera mom. That’s so cool
    Mom: k buy it
    Me: mom but they don’t sell
    Mom: so what can I do

    In mom mind: I no they r not gone to sell 💁🏼‍♀️

  17. Hey I been doing this for a while and I found this vid because because I'm looking for a way to coat the finished product… the paint likes to peel off. PLS HLP

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