So when is it time to give up on a project ??
I have been trying to work on something that I had put off
for a while and decided a week ago to just do it !
Well I did not like the way it looked so tried to change it,
then I had issues with the products I used.
Well let me tell you the saga...
Last year Tim Holtz taught an altered wooden bird class
in various places around the country. I did not get to take
the class but they did sell their extra birds so you could
try it yourself. I was told some vague directions which
I wrote down and this is what I did:
1. Sand the bird a little
2. Use a light coat of acrylic paint dabber and let it dry.
3. Do a second coat of paint dabber and let it dry.
4. Sand the bird so you take off various amounts of paint
to make it look distressed.
5. Use a piece of foam and dab distress ink all over it.
So I did all this but the distress ink kept coming off on my
hands every time I picked up the bird, days went by and
it still was coming off all over. I wiped it down with paper
towel but still the ink was coming off. I thought I could
seal it and give a cool effect if I applied the clear rock
candy crackle paint over it. Well something odd happened
and the crackle paint sort of crystallized and started to
crumble off in big chunks. So I rubbed off as much as
I could and decided to try putting some metallic paints
over it all and re-colouring it. Well I wasn't sure if I liked
it or not but when my son saw it last night he
told me it looked like my bird was wearing a leotard !!!
This morning I went around trying to find some non toxic
paint remover and decided to start all over. Well tried
that and the paint went all gooey and sticky so I have
been sanding and sanding to get the stuff off, I am
almost there but am feeling frustrated at this point.
So back to the question, should I give up and bury this
bird or should I re-think and try something else ???
Help me before my friend Lisa stops talking to me
as I have been updating her with this saga.
P.S. To ease my embarrassment no pictures of the bird have been taken :)