It's past midnight, I've been painting for 6 hours straight, my thumb hurts like crazy and right now I'm pondering either pushing it for another hour to finish all the backgrounds and remove the masking, wait for tomorrow hoping that nothing goes worse, or simply throw them all to the paper bin right now.
A couple of hours ago I realized I wouldn't be able to finish them all today so instead of finishing the last step on 3 of them I just jumped into painting the details of one and check how it'd look completely finished, so I finished the background and removed the masking fluid, and IT HAS STAINED THE PAPER, dear Universe, seriously??? C'mon!!!
I'm so frustrated right now! all that work freehand masking them all, doing my best to have straight lines without any pencil in there, just to avoid exactly this! argh!! Of course this has to happen when I'm painting several pieces at one time, why waste one hour of work when I can waste 6, right? And I don't even want to start thinking on what I'm going to do to save those edges in the next batch.
I'm trying to find something positive to share about this experience but I'm at a loss, maybe that now I know how not to use this masking fluid? Maybe that there's no shame in sharing the failures? "that'll show you, Teresa. no pain no gain!" :(
Sorry for the tantrum, I'll turn off the rant mode right now. I better go to sleep and maybe tomorrow, with fresh eyes, I'll be able to see this with a positive attitude.
7 hours ago