...but it is just not my day in the studio. Impatience, ignorance and more impatience added up to wasted time and supplies. Grrr.
I usually post pics of my mistakes, but it's a swap secret thang and ...oh...just GRR!
Beautiful idea...first few successes...this is gonna take a long time! I grew impatient and came up with a time-wasting method, destined to waste good ink, too. Well...before it all smeared, I tried my old stand-by of "just cover the whole thing with UTEE!"
Can you say fire extinguisher? Well, it was close.
So, I moved onto beautiful idea #2 for a different recipient. Different mood...one I know very well and have worked many minor miracles with. And it went so well until we got to the heat booth (okay, it's a cardboard box that keeps my UTEE from flying all over the place when I heat it). My ATC began to crumple like a shrinky dink!!
It took me a moment to realize what I had done: In my grand tradition of "Take what'cha got and make what'cha want", I had used photo paper instead of gloss card stock for the background. Oy.
So, I scanned what could be salvaged and played with it on my lame-o photo editor. What looked ok on-screen did not print so nicely -- even on very nice glossy paper. *sigh*
I know who could help me with this, but he is asleep. I just feel like a real dork and I earnestly desire to have one small success before I call it a night. Wait. That could be a factor...lack of sleep, I mean. I worked until 4am today and here it is 1:20am again (not late for me, but I am getting tired).
I truly love life. I'm sucking really hard, but the marrow is elusive (temporarily!).
Thanks for listening.