Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Transfer Paints

I realised, when I saw the picture I'd taken of my workbench, that I hadn't told you about this sample. 
It was made by randomly applying transfer paints to paper, letting it dry, cutting the paper into strips, arranging the strips paint side down on some fabric and ironing the whole lot under baking parchment in the usual way.
What I hadn't realised until I peeled the strips back was that somewhere in the process some threads had come loose and taken up some of the paint, resulting in this 'happy accident'.  If I'd actually set out to achieve those delicate meandering lines I'd never have managed it.


  1. It's always great when these happy accidents occur. I sometimes wonder why I spend so much time agonising over planning when things like this can happen.

    1. I think it's one of the most valuable lessons I've learned over the years - not to over plan things!