måndag 12 augusti 2013

Let there be light!

Did you know you can make these pretty candle holders all by yourself? And its really easy!
These are a pair of wooden candle holders that I found at a flea market. Probably made by a kid in a woodwork class in late 70´s according to the date written at the bottom of the holders. I loved the shape... but the where not that pretty to begin with.....

So what do you need? Well a pair of candle holders that you like that you don´t like the color of anymore that could use a bit of shabby treatment.


Use a fine sandpaper to make a smooth finish to the wood before you start just to get a nice base, and to make the layers stick properly.


Use the Martha Stewart Gesso as a primer.


Add a Color of your choice... I have used the gold metallic.

when the layer are completely dry... add a layer of Crackle Effect. let it dry completely and add a second color layer. I have used the Jet Stream 32121 and Aquarium 32123
when the color had dried over night I used the sandpaper again.. to roughen up the look a bit more. and to get a smooth surface.  then I added a second layer of crackle effect and let it dry completely.

When all the layers was dry, I used gesso as the top coat, getting the crackles to show multiple layers of colour. And as a finnishing touch I used a Chestnut inkpad CL71408 and a stamp to add some texture. Since the inkpad isn´t waterresistant I added a coat of glossy varnish to protect my new beautiful candle holders. 


Materials used:
MSC Gesso 
MSC Weather Crackle Effect
MSC Metallic Gold 32103
MSC Metallic Yellow Gold 32105
MSC Pearl  Jet Stream 32121 
MSC Pearl Aquarium 32123

other:
Cling Stamp TimHoltz
Wooden Candle holder
Glossy Varnish spray
sandpaper




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