Crafting isn't easy. It looks easy and it sounds easy, but it's really hard! Another thing, blogging isn't easy. Everyday, every post, I learn something that I did wrong. Yesterday I made the mistake of declaring that I was going to decoupage this file box. The mistake was not deciding to decoupage the box, the mistake was telling ~you~ that I was going to decoupage the box before I had even tried to do it! Decoupaging is hard....don't children decoupage? So before I show you my box (umm...cough)...I'm going to list the important things I learned NOT to do when decoupaging. (editing to add; at least not as a beginner)
1. Do not use thick paper meant for scrapbook pages (no matter how much you love it)
2. Do not decoupage on curvy items with corners.
3. DO NOT decoupage on anything with a one piece hinged lid.
4. Do not let your dog have access to your paint brush.
5. Do not try to layer more thick paper over your mistakes.
I will say I am not totally hating my box, it is going to be just my box after all. I do think though that I might order some special paper and redo it at some point. I found this paper that I think is the same as the scrapbook page that I used. I think even the corners and hinged lid would have worked with thinner paper. Without further ado....my 3D index box! (yes, that's what I'm calling this project now. 3D Decoupage) It's ok to laugh....I'm laughing! :)
So you remember the before....
the beginning...(this part was fun..)
and the first few larger pieces were looking sweet....
but then I started noticing the layered look it was taking on....
I thought the layers of mod podge I was going to apply would level these out...lolololol
Anyway, don't laugh....finished project (actually, you can laugh. It's ok cause I can't hear you!)
Just kidding...but I did consider posting the pictures just like that!
All of the above pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them. I just didn't want to freak anyone out that just happened by and I certainly didn't want to spend the time writing a badly done craft disclosure to post at the top of my blog.
As you can see though, all my little cards are back in place. This is important so I don't forget to brush my teeth before I crawl in between the sheets tonight! ( that's a joke...sort of) ps...I think that's going to be my new tag line.
Speaking of sheets, it's time to go wash mine! (the little weekly card is telling me so)
Hope you're all enjoying your day! (it's one a kind)