Trial and Error
A friend and colleague of mine asked me “Do any of your projects mess up or turn out bad?” My response “Oh, yeah definitely!” And I gave her the example of the Glow in the Dark Spider Balls, it took me 3 tries before I figured out I needed vasoline to prevent the string from caving in when I popped the balloon.
And what is funny, is while I was talking with her I had been on my third attempt of painting “Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker” onto glass. Before I did it on my pretty cannister, I tried on a old Famous Dave’s pickle jar 4 times:
- 1st time I used glass etching paste, and I didn’t leave it on long enough,
- 2nd time the glass etching paste turned out but I wanted it to show up more,
- 3rd time I tried it with acrylic paint which peeled right off,
- the 4th time I used acrylic enamel paint – it worked!
The 5th time was the charm – technique wise…execution: see if you find the mistake.
Technique: I printed out the vinyl stencil again, carefully lined it up, painted the lettering twice with acrylic enamel (the paint used on model cars and planes), waited for it to dry and peeled off the stencil.
It turned out exactly the way I wanted it! I even used it at a family gathering and you know what? No one noticed the mistake. I didn’t even realize it until 20 minutes ago when I was looking at the following picture:
LIQUOR not LIQOUR…
After I saw this, I went downstairs and told Ben about the spelling mistake and he said “I thought it didn’t look right…”
Well on the plus side, perhaps people will think it’s an intentional thing or won’t notice, but you and I will know that this idiot can’t spell.
COMMENTS PLEASE: What crafting/cooking mistake have you made? no judgement here, let us learn from your mistake. Please