I can be very lazy. Especially about housework.
But when I get obsessed with solving a problem, it's amazing how many hours can disappear.
I had a problem with transfers onto my hollow beads that almost sent me to the edge. My normal finishing techniques were causing the tranferred image to disolve and blur. Strange to say, it worked perfectly the first time I did it and I thought I was on to something. I was soon to discover that it was only the old phenomenon of 'beginner's luck'. When I used to teach beginner's glass-blowing classes, I quickly learned never to say "Oh, don't even bother trying that -it'll never work!" Because it often DOES work - for beginners only!
Of course, I was in denial, so I was persistent. After some very frustrating time, this is what emerged:
This is the beginner's luck effortless without-even-trying version:
This is after a lot of experimenting and oaths:
The images are marginally clearer and I was going for a faded distressed kind of look...but of course, now I'm going to fully investigate transfer methods. Hello, my new Donna Kato book (to me surely, the Queen of transfer expertise)! To be continued..
And yes, I should have let go of this problem and tried another time. Never think you can make something until you've made it a lot and know the pitfalls.