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I announced many a moon ago to my grandmother that I didn’t need to read instructions because I could look at the picture and figure out how to do whatever
it was I wanted to do. Well that fact is nice and dandy except sometimes you need to read the instructions for you might miss a key detail…like when I tried out this fun idea from Carolyn’s Homework. If you haven’t seen the fun and pretty things she makes you need to check her site out because she is quite talented.
When I made my first mug I didn’t add the water and if you’ve ever done even a bit of marbling you will know that if it’s just paint it will not turn out to be marbled. It turned out to look like a glaze, so it wasn’t all a waste:
When I dipped the cup the first time I was sure I must have done something wrong, but I went ahead and finished it. I actually jumped up off the couch as soon as I read what Carolyn did, sans the instructions considering her mug was just gorgeous!
The Second time around I read the instructions and used water:
I thought the idea of marbling cups was absolutely delightful because they’re beautiful, but I also loved the idea as I have some mugs that I don’t care for but we use….and I have nail polish that I don’t use. Speaking of hanging on to things I don’t use, remember the 40 days 40 bags challenge? I got rid of 45 bags! Back to the the mugs! Getting to use my nail polish and mugs to make something that I loved instead of loathed made me happy! I should have allowed more room for putting mouths when drinking so like Carolyn I might use these for flowers. Using these as vases might be perfect since I receive bundles of short stemmed wildflowers on a very regular basis and I don’t have anything for short flowers.