I used to get frustrated & downright angry when a project does not wind up looking exactly as I had envisioned. Oh, and I was easily offended when my husband would ask questions like "Did you mean for it to look like melted wax?" Luckily, for BOTH of us, those days are gone.
My tissue paper & Mod Podge experiment wasn't a total failure...it just did not work out to match the picture I have in my mind. Aw, well. Stay calm & craft on!