Lesson leraned the HARD way: Marvellous Revelation Discovered...
Mother of five sons money always tight , D.I. Y. projects saved my sanity. But not this cold winter morning when during Christmas break the boys and I decided to create a decoupage of all the old extra photos I take of their everyday life. We were choosing which ones what son wanted for their craft, some chose boxes to cover some wanted to frame theirs. All set about to embark on laying out all the chosen photos, all cut & trimmed to specifications. When our cat brings in the back doggie door, a wild bird it had caught, however; as we turn to gasp the bird snaps out of it gets free flying around our heads as our two large Mastiffs go bonkers. While in the midst of our project no one notices that the Elmer's Glue got spilled all down and over entire kitchen table. By the time the six of us were able to save the stunned bird, contained our disappointed cat, & settled our 2 Rambunctious Mastiffs, our preconceived craft had completed itself. The photos were scattered haphazardly all over the entire table. But that is the lesson we learned the HARD way. The glue had already begun to set when we got back to the project at hand. We could not lift or move any of the photos whatsoever due to the degree of the glue that had started to set. Some cried, some laughed, others helped me clean up the dripping glue off the carpets, and the poor dogs were covered in Elmer's also. But It was without a doubt, the most heart racing funniest FIASCO, young motherhood had presented thus far, our family wound up with the most talked about unique treasure. We decided to keep it just the way it was, for we all knew the creation could never be reenacted and the event in and of itself will stay for ever in our cherished memories. End result hubby covered carefully the entire table in thick layers of clear acrylic paint. There has never once been a dull moment, afterwards sitting at that table. It now sits in each grown sons home for it (?"accidently?") had gotten broken when they were home from college one year, so we gave each a cut up section to hold and cherish as a keepsake from childhood.