Have you ever worked on something so simple but couldn't get it right?
It happened to me while working on my candles. Along with everything else I had to do, I decided to try to finish up on my candles but there was one particular candle I just couldn't get right. I started with a simple candle
I glued on the tissue paper, and then I painted it black... easy so far
Then I added copper....one word "yuck"!
So, I gave it some thought and decided to go simple and use silver...
By this time I'm frustrated and so rather, then pull my hair out, I decided to work on a candle nugget. I had already plastered it a few days ago so I decided to play around with it.
I decided to use happy colors... and as I painted my nugget it reminded me of a merry-go-round.
I then smudged the colors while they were still wet, used a translucent white over it and then washed over it with a bronze glaze followed by wiping most of it off.
I always give my candles names...so I decided to call this one Carousel.
I then went back to finish off the "evil one".
I painted over the silver with bronze and decided to do a Strie, figured the streaks of silver showing beneath the bronze would look nice. Dumb me, I forgot to make a glaze and used straight paint. I don't need to tell you the paint begin drying quicker then I could drag a brush through it...so I'm pissed.
If I'm now ready to give up but I decided to give it one more "go round". So, I pulled out a stencil to see if I can do some justice. I'm sure you can guess the name of this candle...
If you look closely (with a magnifying glass) you can see some silver streaks trying to peek from beneath.
Frustration and Carousel...
So what can I say? Even when you're frustrated and tired and nothing seems to be going right, you can still LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!