Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy Accident

Today has been a fun day of just experimenting. If you look at my "background noise" journal from earlier this evening, you'll see I use what looks like a stencil on the cover. It was actually a piece if scrap watercolor paper that I sprayed these letters on. I liked the negative image better for the journal, it felt perfect.

These are chipboard letters I painted with white acrylic paint. I was reaching for my trusty gesso when I opted for the paint instead. I originally sprayed these with Aileen's super bright Color Mists, but they were just too bright for my needs. So grabbed her black spray, which is called Tungsten Carbide, and oversprayed them all lightly, and then hit them with the heat gun.

The result was these, which I think look batiked and very cool. I think the acrylic caused the sprays to "bead up" when heated.

I love happy accidents.


  1. Happy Accident indeed! I love the look of these letters and will have to give it a try myself! Way to go Autumn!!

  2. It definitely is a GREAT accident!!! I love the look of it.

  3. Totally awesome work here. I think I'll give it a go.

  4. These are fantastic. You're giving me lots of great eye candy to mull over.