Remember the scene in Notting Hill when Hugh Grant's character slips while trying to climb a wall, exclaiming "Oopsie-daisy!" on his way down? It was an endearing way to cover up his fumbling mistake.
Often when women are first introduced to Bible Quilting, they express uncertainty about getting started, saying something about not being "creative or artistic enough." They also say something about being afraid to make mistakes or misspellings.
I quickly offer reassurance, reminding them that each of us is uniquely designed by God with our own style and handwriting personality. I admit my own mistakes and then offer some tips to help with "cover ups" if needed.
Recently I had an "oopsy daisy"moment when a water drip smudged the BQ page I was working on. Although I tried to dab the moisture quickly, the paper still rippled up.
While the paper was drying, I searched through my stickers to see if I could locate one about the right size and that would also fit with the next scripture I'd be adding onto the page.
I found one... and sure enough, it worked like a charm!
Sometimes our mistakes motivate us to come up with a creative solution that inspires another topic or embellishment.
Just take a deep breath and keep going!
Washi tape can also be used to cover misspellings or ink smudges.
In the case of larger areas, consider using a sticky note or decorative paper.
Another option is to glue a BQ template onto the page for a full do-over. That's what I'm planning to do on this blank page that had the water bleed all the way through the paper.