It's Not a Mistake: It's a Challenge!
Unfortunately, while the scientific part of my brain loves a system, the artsy half is a bit more impatient and easily distracted. Despite my good intentions, and even following my own rules, I don't always get the result I expect. On this polymer clay transfer I didn't use enough liquid polymer clay, or I forgot to rub the back of the paper with a bone folder after I ran it through the pasta machine.
Now that is a messed up transfer! When this happens, I could choose to scrap it and try again. After all, polymer clay is not overly expensive. However, I really don't like to waste things. When I get a dodgy transfer I choose to see it as a challenge: how can I turn this ruined object into something beautiful?
The first step is to cover up the glitchy areas. In this case I chose to make flowers. After I covered all the mistakes, I had to put some flowers in other areas as well so that the piece would look balanced. Then I added tendrils and small leaves to further add to the design; this also makes it look more intentional.