So here I had this piece which had warped in the drying process, and the corner was chipped, and then it cracked when I tried to flatten the warps. Normally, this would be discarded but that stubborn streak in me said, try something! So I tried spritzing the piece with some water and patiently (important part) applied pressure to slowly yet surely flatten the piece.
Some water, a lot of patience, some heavy weight and we are off to the races. Well at least to my work table. I also took it a step further and added a generous coat of Decou-Page (glue and sealer) to the back and covered it with a scrap of scrapbook paper. I find this gives the whole piece a sturdier base.
Once all the repairs were done my piece was ready to be decorated and used in a project.
My goal here is to show you that sometimes what we see as a failure might actually turn out ok, and even great, with a little or a lot of patience.
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