On Thursday I put the film in the printer and it went through without any trouble. I was a little concerned when I saw how light everything came out, but I decided to go ahead and see what happens after I bake it anyway.
I can't quite tell yet, but I think the next step is also causing them to darken a little further. I poured some of a product called Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on top of the pieces to seal them and make them shiny. I made the mistake of leaving them out to dry in my room for a while, but I soon returned to find the tiny gnats who live in my plants were sticking in the Mod Podge! I scraped them out as best I could and now my pieces are drying in the closet, where hopefully the gnats can't get at them.
It's going to take at least a day for the Mod Podge to dry completely, so I have to leave the project alone for today. I'll probably do a little reading to entertain myself this afternoon. The book Obedience that I was reading last week ended about as poorly as it started. Now I'm reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, the author of the Raven Boys series I've been enjoying. Searching the library catalog showed me none of the branches of the local library have the last book in that series so I thought I'd try out a different one.
So far Shiver is a very typical post-Twilight paranormal romance, which is disappointing. I enjoyed The Raven Boys for its uniqueness and non-traditional romantic elements and I'm not feeling much of that here. I guess it at least gives me an appreciation for how much she has grown as an author.
I'll have a few days off this week for Thanksgiving, so maybe I'll be able to post the results of my pin making adventure before next week. Maybe I'll even get some drawing done, wouldn't that be something? Or maybe you'll come back to find me ranting about how good or bad the Nintendo Switch is when I finally get one. The possibilities are all over the place. Whichever way it goes, have a day!