Sometimes I get an idea for a craft project and I just know it's going to be great!
And sometimes, I turn out to be dead wrong.
Sit down by me and let me tell you the tale of one of those times.
It all started a few weeks ago in Berkeley, California when my brother and his wife took me to Daiso, also known as "The Japanese Dollar Store."
While there, I picked up one of these:
I think it's supposed to be for sauces & condiments. I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for, but for under $2, I knew it had to be mine. (Yeah, that Japanese-dollar-store name is a bit of a misnomer; it's more like a Japanese-dollar-fifty-store.)
About a week later I received this for Christmas:
Unfamiliar with the Silhouette? Think of it like a printer, but instead of printing designs on paper, it cuts them out.
And that gave me an idea. I decided to make number stencils using my Silhouette. Then I would stencil numbers on my new dish using a porcelain pen.
Admittedly, I still didn't know what I'd use it for, but I did know that it would look really cool.
So I made my stencils from card stock...
And taped them to the dish with painter's tape. I could have made the stencils from an adhesive vinyl but this is what I had around the house so I improvised.
Then I took my porcelain pens...
...and stenciled the numbers in each little compartment. I could already see the potential! Do you see the potential??
But then this happened:
When I went to remove my stencils the paper stuck to the ceramic and made a huge mess. What a disappointment! The only thing I can think of is that the adhesive from the Silhouette's cutting mat transferred onto the card stock causing it to stick to the ceramic.
The good news is that I was able to remove the ink & paper (as seen in the first compartment) and am going to try again--this time using vinyl.
If anyone knows why this might have happened I would love to hear from you.
I'd also love to hear about your craft fails. (Misery loves company, you know...)