As you might guess from the title of this post, today's heart was a problem from the beginning. I failed at almost every turn, and yet I think it might be my favorite of the hearts!
I had an idea. I wanted to use Color Burst Powder through a stencil. It didn't really work (you can see a video clip of the failure on my vlog), so I decided to make lemons out of lemonade and just smush the color around for a watercolor effect.
It does look like a pretty galaxy and I suppose I could have left it at that. But I was still mentally obsessed with getting a stenciled design onto this heart. So I decided to take advantage of the water soluble nature of Color Burst -- it's essentially powdered watercolor -- and do some stenciling on top of the background.
(That's my Landscape of Shapes stencil, btw.)
I decided to wipe off the acrylic with a baby wipe.
And so the lessons from today's journey?
- Never give up.
- Never stop generating ideas.
- Never stop trying things!
- Let go of whatever isn't working and try to forge a new path.
- Don't get too attached to a particular outcome.
I truly believe that persistence through adversity will lead to wonderful outcomes. It did for me!