Hi, thanks for stopping by today and checking out how I get myself out of a near crafting disaster, every now and then. Yup, I make boo boos and I turn them into Creative Opportunities! I share my tip for repairing a nearly failed project made with Creative Paperclay® over at the CP blog with pictures. Basically what happened and still happens is that I have learned how to reduce the quantity of disasters I make in my studio. Note I said "REDUCE" not eliminate!
So here is the short version. I wanted to use a piece I had made a while back that I had forgotten on the back of a shelf. By the time I remembered about this piece it had warped, chipped and cracked. I did not want to go through the process of starting over so I tried to fix what I had. By golly, it worked!
Success! So that is why I am sharing this with all of you. My piece of air dry modelling material was rescued with some water spritzed on the back, a heavy object from my studio placed over it. I also placed a piece of plastic (old lid) between the two, and patience. That's it. The warped piece went flat again.
To deal with the crack on this large and thin piece I decided to adhere it to a piece of scrap scrapbook paper with someDecou-Page by Deco-Art. I love that stuff! Now I can move the whole piece safely and decorate and alter it any way I need to for future projects. Here I show how I started to do just that.
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Remember there are no figures in the studio, just "Creative Opportunities".