Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thomas Edison


Yesterday's to-do list. I slept in late, and then got busy. I got everything done but blogging and painting the canisters before supper. Obviously, I didn't get blogging done at all yesterday, which is why I am doing it today. Now comes the reason for the title of this post. Thomas Edison, who I just happen to share a birthday with, once said when asked about his failure after many attempts at inventing the light bulb, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. " Yesterday, I found a way that won't work. My little brother bought me this stencil for Christmas. My intentions were to use it on my canister set to make them a little more unique and interesting. I practiced on paper until I knew exactly how and what I wanted to do.
Then, I put the first coat of paint on my canisters. Unfortunately when I started to put the second coat on, because of the stiffness of the stencil brush, and the non-porous state of the plastic, the brush rubbed the first paint off.

So, now I have to decide what to do. Should I leave the canisters bare and neglected? Should I try sanding the surface to make it rougher, and then start again? Should I try to find different paint that will adhere better to plastic? Should I just use one coat of paint and then apply a sealant over top? What do you think?

2 comments:

  1. Well, if the picture is with just one layer of paint, I think one layer is just fine!

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  2. Forget the paint. Use some of those stickies that are meant for scrapbooking. They're great for all kinds of things--when you can afford them! Since this is something you'll be using for a long time, I'd say invest.

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