Sunday, November 27, 2016

My gift giving isn't faring well


I seem to be batting zero on my gift giving/making this year. 

I started with four white 4 in (10,16 cm) square tiles, a foam brush,

chalkboard paint I found at my Household Hazardous Waste Swap and Shop, and my isopropyl alcohol (91%).

I was looking forward to covering these tiles with the chalkboard paint.

But first, I had to clean the tiles (using the alcohol) of any grease, dust, or fingerprints they might have on them.

After I shook the chalkboard paint a bit, I opened it using an opener.  Then I spread the  paint on, not realizing the bubbles were not going to pop.  More tomorrow.


This is Day 27 of AEDM.  Thank you for visiting.  Your visits mean more to me than you know.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I wonder what they will look like tomorrow? I haven't even started on cards or gifts this year! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

NatureFootstep said...

I like the look of the bubbles but it might not look good if they pop when they are dry. :(
I hope it works out for you. You put a lot of work into your gifts :)

chrissie said...

I think the bubbles will add lots of texture and fit in wonderfully :)A happy accident maybe

Love Chrissie xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Hopefully, a happy accident occurred?

Jeanie said...

Oh, Elizabeth! How frustrating! I hope you think of it as "texture." I wonder what a sanding would do -- probably mess up the paint. Can't wait to see how you move ahead!

Meggymay said...

Take a deep breath, maybe this was meant to happen and it will add to the overall look of the tiles when they have dried out. Look forward to the update tomorrow.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I wouldn't say bating zero unless you want smooth tiles. I love the bubble effect. Very artsy. At least you are getting to some Christmas art gifts. :) The hubby still can't drive and he is needing to get out every day for his mental health. So that's what I've been doing, but today my daughter is taking him out, hurrah. Maybe a little art time is on my list! :) Enjoy the end of this holiday weekend. Hugs-Erika

sheila 77 said...

Gosh Elizabeth, how experimental is this!
What will happen next?.......

Pamela Gerard said...

Uh oh...........but I admire your spirit in trying! I get very frustrated when things don't turn out the way I want but it is a learning process. You can come on over to my studio and we can make things. xo

Sandra Cox said...

Bummer. Anxious to see what happens next.
Hope you had a wondrous Thanksgiving.

Rita said...

Oh no! Darn bubbles! I hope you can fix this and redo it. Bummer.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how you think of these projects and how they usually turn out so well - of course I am working backwards so I I know what happened this time! Hugs,Chrisx