One of the great things about Art Journals is that you can use them to experiment with new ideas and techniques. Regardless of how the page turns out, you’ve learned something (what works, what doesn’t, what you’d do differently next time). This is one of those pages.
I had an unfortunate accident while working on my Art Journal. While using my Distress Paint Daubers (which I love, by the way!), I accidentally unscrewed the top instead of just lifting the lid off. Because the whole top was off, when I went to “daub” the paint onto my page, I poured the whole bottle onto the page! This is that page. The blue paint spilled off the page, onto the table, onto me, and onto other pages in my art journal. What a mess!
For a split second, I thought the whole book was ruined — but then I reminded myself that “it’s all good” — art journals aren’t meant to be perfect. I determined to clean up the spilled paint, chalk it up to a learning experience, and move on!
After painting this background blue using the “spill the whole bottle of paint” method (LOL!), I tried applying black ink and paint through a stencil. Both gave a different effect (the paint was darker, the ink was greyer). I collaged a whole collection of words torn from magazines, and outlined them with black pen. In some ways, this is one of my favorite pages because it reminds me that even a massive mistake can be made into something fun!
Messy accident? Oh dear. Love the background though. I like the placement of the words, too. Disorderly, but cool.
Yes, definitely a messy accident! It’s fun to see that something creative can still come from spilled paint. 😀