With Christmas approaching it’s time for a bit of altering. I picked up a tealight holder in a charity shop some time ago that was crying out for a makeover. First texture past was added, left to dry and then painted white.
Next the background was painted, gradually blending the colours together. When it was dry speckled stars were added in white paint and the textured areas were highlighted with gilding wax.
Die cut snowflakes were embossed and painted silver. When the silver was dry the raised areas were highlighted with white paint and the snowflakes were adhered with gel medium.
Finally gems were added and the holder was sealed with gel medium which also gives a silk finish. To finish a circle of felt was added to the base.
Now that it's dark so early I really enjoy sitting in candle light when I get in from work. It's a great way to block out distractions and relax.
PaperArtsy grunge paste
Tando masks: distorted harlequin, Giovanna eighties
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint: snowflake, blue oyster, china, southern skies, blueberry
Viva Decor Maya Gold: silver
Creative Expressions metallic gilding wax: patina
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die: winter elements
Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder: gridlock
Ranger Multi Medium: matte