Friday, June 26, 2015

Tip Time: How to fix...

Hi, it's me, Ann , from the Creative Paperclay® Design Team and the blog Annmakes (  Today I want to share with you how I was able to salvage some of my crafting mishaps with Creative Paperclay® and turn them into WOW projects!

I sometimes make batches of embellishments to have ready for any project planned or impromptu.  I was looking in my collection and noticed that several of my pieces looked less than appealing.  I was a bit bummed about that and I thought well what if.... and I have nothing to lose anyways...

So here I had this piece which had warped in the drying process, and the corner was chipped, and then it cracked when I tried to flatten the warps.  Normally, this would be discarded but that stubborn streak in me said, try something!  So I tried spritzing the piece with some water and patiently (important part) applied pressure to slowly yet surely flatten the piece.

Some water, a lot of patience, some heavy weight and we are off to the races.  Well at least to my work table.  I also took it a step further and added a generous coat of Decou-Page (glue and sealer) to the back and covered it with a scrap of scrapbook paper.  I find this gives the whole piece a sturdier base.

Once all the repairs were done my piece was ready to be decorated and used in a project.
My goal here is to show you that  sometimes what we see as a failure might actually turn out ok, and even great, with a little or a lot of patience.

Enjoy this tip and all the other tips, how to's and ideas my team mates and I have for you here on this blog.  Come see how I handle other crafty situations over at my blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!