I spent a lot of time watching videos on the oxide inks and all of the other crafters really make them look easy to use.  I’m not sure why I don’t seem to be able to master them, but decided that I needed to take a break from them and see what other kinds of cards I can create without them.  After all, I didn’t feel the need to obsess with them before I owned them, so I need to just let them go and focus on something I’m good at.

I’m not sure if I mentioned a video that Jennifer McGuire did with paper strips, but that technique is something I’m much more comfortable with than the oxides.  I really do want to figure out something I’m good at since I feel like such a failure using them.  I am really beginning to wonder if it’s just me.  Why can’t other crafters admit when they struggle using something.  I mean really admit it, but still try to use whatever they are struggling with.  It is frustrating to me that I am the only one that talks about the failures I have.  Or maybe I just block out the failures they have, because mine are right there in the garbage can.

I listened to Jennifer McGuire and Lindsay say that when you work with the oxides, keep going and eventually, you’ll love them.  I went through three cards worth of “keep going” and still, I can’t say I feel like I’m any closer to loving them.  I don’t even like the colors very much.  Geez, I need to stop using them and go back to things I am good at, although at this point, I’m not sure what that is.  Darn it!


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