Name: Abby @ Trial & Error Creativity
Original Inspiration: http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/cherry-blossom-art-from-a-recycled-soda-bottle/
What I Did: I had a feeling this one was too good to be true. You could just tell from the original picture that those perfect flowers did not really come from that paint-soaked bottle. But I had to try it out anyway.
I did everything the tutorial said to the T. I even went down the fancy route and got canvas for this project (as I was able to get one on sale for $2 at Michaels).
On the one hand, this was better than I expected: I was expecting a glooby, messy, unsightly mess. Instead, what I got were little circles.
I gave this project the benefit of the doubt. Maybe I wasn’t using enough paint. Or too much. Maybe the canvas was too soft. But no matter what I did, I got the same result. I even tried just stamping my plastic protection sheet, just to see if I’d get anything different. Still: the same little circles.
Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://trialanderrorcreativity.blogspot.com/2013/03/pinterest-fail-cherry-blossoms-out-of.html
Next Time I Will: There really is nothing that I could do differently next time. This project just doesn’t work like the website says it does.
However, this was one project that could easily be saved. I used the circles as a base and painted in the rest of the “flowers”. It’s not an authentic “soda bottle cherry blossoms” project, but it is still quite pretty!