Posted by / 4/29/2014 / 4 Comments / ,

A Camping Mini Album (that was almost a fail.)

This album took me a while to finish. Not because it's super complicated, or I wasn't sure where I was going with it, but because I had a few problems with getting the messy mixed media stuff to dry.

I was almost done embellishing my pages when I decided I wanted them slightly more mixed media-y. So I grabbed a walnut ink spray mist that I don't use much (because the ink is really dark.) and splattered a few sprinkles on each page to make them more artsy. For some weird reason though, the ink wouldn't dry.

I tried using a heat gun, that didn't work. I tried brushing over it with mod podge, which just smeared it. I tried a gloss sealing spray, still nothing. I was afraid I'd ruined my mini album with the ink splatters that wouldn't dry, so I put it aside and refused to work on it for about a week. Then when I picked it up and was going to attempt to work on it some more, the ink had finally dried. It had just taken a week.

So, here's the album that was almost a craft fail, but turned out pretty good (in my opinion) in the end.

What do you think? I like how it turned out, even though for a while there I was ready to throw it in the trash and start over.
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  1. This does look really cool! I love the mixed media-ness of the pages! And its great that the ink finally dried. I would probably be the same way and just put it away and walk away. That's what I always do when something is turning into a craft fail - unfortunately, it usually stays that way! I'm glad yours wasn't a fail :)

    1. Thanks, Katie! I was afraid I was going to have to start completely over. I'm happy it finally dried though.

  2. I love this! It's weird that the ink took so long to dry though. Meh, at least in the end it turned out amazing.

    1. Thank you! I've only used that ink a couple of times, and I don't remember it taking very long to dry before, so it was definitely weird. I'm just glad I didn't have to throw this away.


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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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