Happy Accidents with DecoArt Media Misters

Happy Accidents with DecoArt Media Misters

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 16th 2015

Have you ever heard the Bob Ross quote, There are no mistakes, just Happy Accidents? I'm here to tell you that they can certainly be just that, and beautiful too! In most of the videos I share, I say things like -- be sure to put the cover back on your paint so you don't have a spill. Because, in all honesty; I'm prone to spills and I don't want that to happen to you too. 
 
Also, I don't listen to my own good advice.  
 
This little project came from another popular saying; do as I say, not as I do. While working on a different painting I left the cover off of one of my Media Misters and then promptly spilled it on a tray that I was using as a palette. While cleaning the palette; I poured in some clean water to help wipe up the mess -- and then something magical happened.....and voila -- a beautiful background page was created. When I started experimenting with this accidental technique, I couldn't stop. 
 
I think you will love this as much as I do, but I do hope that there are no messy accidents involved on your end! In the video I show two ways to apply color to the tray, I think that spraying the Misters on top of the water creates a cooler and more interesting background page, but you can be the judge of that by watching! 
 
Thank you so much for joining me today, have fun creating!

Items Needed:
DecoArt Media Misters Various Colors
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Various Colors
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Matte Medium 
Strathmore 5.5" x 8.5" 300 Series Mixed Media Pad, 90 lb.
Large Tray
Water
Plastic Pipettes
Stencils
Pencil + Markers
Poetry Book