I'm always looking for ways to do something better, faster and different. Featured today is this year's version of my domino ornaments. (For more info, do a search on this blog. I have complete instructions and many, many samples). I tried a few new things on these. Some worked, some didn't. As a "Type A" artist, I have a hard time with fails. But that is the nature of this beast called "art". I have to work on giving myself the latitude to mess things up. So my advice to me and you is BE BRAVE! Let's take a closer look....
The one change I made that worked great was how I added the beads around the ornament. Previously I would glue each individual bead to the dominoes. This time I strung the beads on wire and then wired the string to the metal grid background.
Another thing that worked well was a new top finish coat. Instead of Glossy Accents, I used Ice Resin. It was an extra step but well worth it as the top coat turned out so nice.
And now a few fails. Did you notice that some of the coloring bled? I found that while Ice Resin gave a lovely top coat, it also caused my permanent markers to run. Next time, I'll try spray sealing before I put on the IR.
Finally, this fail was trying to fix the sentiment that I didn't stamp properly. I should have left it the way it was! Sometimes the fix is worse than the fail!