From fail to success–New Project!

Okay, I wrote about my failure with paper clay while trying to make an angel votive candle holder last week.  This week, I want to show how I turned failure into a success by being too stubborn to quit!



So I left this story with almost burned Sculpey clay angels.  I decided to paint them with acrylics and matte medium to cover up the scorched parts and it worked just fine!  The next step was to assemble the votive candle holder by gluing the various parts together.  For this I used Aileen’s Tacky Glue because it will glue anything!




I decided to add glitter to the final project to give it some bling, but I am not too taken with the look.  If I ever make this again, I will leave the glitter out.

The final product really turned out better than

I envisioned, but it is far from perfect.  My daughter asked me “What is it?” when I sent her a picture, so that should tell you something.  Anyway, I think it turned out as good as I could expect and I got to use some really old supplies–didn’t have to buy anything to make this–and that is always a good thing.

I will probably set this out on the table come Christmas to see if it adds to the festive air.  What do you think of this Christmas Angel votive holder?  Should I try again or is this still a FAIL?

I did have fun making it, so it can’t be a total fail.


from fail to success





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