Saturday, February 1, 2014
I did the floor with illustration board that I purchased at a certain craft store with a four syllable rhyming name... I should have known better.
This stuff is terrible and it shouldn't even call itself illustration board. It is more like silly putty when it gets wet!
I knew that I was in trouble when I put the first wash of color on it and it started to be flexible. Illustration board should be stiff.
When I turned it over and did a wash on the other side to keep it from warping, it was like a piece of stiff leather.
To add insult to injury, it took FIVE Exacto blades to carve the lines of the grout. That's how poor the paper was.
And it even came off in layers in a couple of places.
Can you tell I am not a happy camper/ I paid the same price for this that I do for the good illustration board sold elsewhere.
I did finish it to see how it would look, but I can't say that I am impressed. It just looks dull and lifeless.
I will save it for a pattern...That's about all it is good for.
Then I will put them side by side and you can see the difference.
I am quitting for the day. The kids are coming over later to celebrate my birthday, which happened a couple of days ago and which I am ignoring...I am still six.
That will make me happier. Right now I am very grumpy. Bah humbug!
If at first I don't succeed, I go do something else for a while...
See you tomorrow.