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What I Do When a Project Goes Wrong

What I Do When a Project Goes Wrong is something I get asked a lot. I'm not perfect and sometimes my projects go wrong too. They might not come out as I envisioned them or even worse they turned out ugly, at least in my eyes. I admit it doesn't happen often but when it does happen here's what I do...



What I Do When a Project Goes Wrong

Accept it

This step is not easy. In order to be a crafter or an artist you have to accept the fact that sometimes things go wrong. There will be times when a project you worked on will not be as you wanted. You will look at it and not be happy. You need to accept that these things happen. As talented as you are some things just don't work out. It doesn't say anything about your talent or ability as an artist.

Save it

I always try to see if there is something I can do to save it. Add other embellishments, add different colors or paint or change the position of things. Sometimes a little change like that can give the project a new look and suddenly you'll love it! 

Use it

Depending on the type of project try to use it. If it's a canvas maybe you can cover it with white gesso and start a new project. If it's a paper project maybe you can reuse some of the paper or embellishments. If it's a mixed media piece you might be able to use some of the embellishments or pieces you added. 

Throw it

I hardly ever throw anything I create. I have a problem with that and I imagine some of you do too. However if you can't reuse the project or save it then the only choice is to throw it away. If the project is usable you might also consider giving it or donating it. 

I hope What I Do When a Project Goes Wrong gave you a little insight into the creative process. The most important point to remember is that this is not the end of the world and it happens to everyone!! 

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