Last week I had my first project failure in a long, long time. When I got this jar, and the bird, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
My plan was to spray paint the jar white and then draw swirls on with a paint pen. The bird I planned to spray paint black and attach to the top. Unfortunately, patience is not a virtue that I possess when it comes to waiting for paint to dry. The first round of painting got sloppy because I didn't do it in multiple light coats, I did just 2 heavy coats. Obviously, it ran. So I ended up sanding it down and repainting it. This time I did alright, things seemed to be looking up. Except I got hot glue on the bird and that chipped the paint off. So I had to repaint THAT. The extra paint made it look all webby, but I kind of liked it. After the swirls were drawn on, it looked great. I decided it needed a coat of acrylic sealer to keep the paint from chipping.
This was the biggest mistake.
I used an acrylic gloss sealer because I wanted it to be shiny. Unfortunately it made webs appear all over the jar and the paint on the bottom is cracked now.
It does look kind of cool, but I was really hoping for a more polished look. Ah well, this is the first failure I've had in a while. It's good for the ego, I guess.