Monday, August 26, 2013

~Altered Candlestick~

Good Morning friends...

Patricia again with my second project for August. Our theme this month is Altered Vintage, and what could be more vintage than these enamel candlesticks from days gone by? I would love to say this one is a real antique...but it was just bought at a general store...Let's see if I can encourage you to buy one and alter it somewhat as well?





I prepared the candlestick by painting it with Gesso to prime it. I then painted several coats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze onto it. I used the colours Sangria and Nori. From my DT stash I used the brown lace, stick pins, some buttons and flowers.






All the buttons were Gesso'd, misted with green, blue and a reddish spray and because they were looking quite dull, I decided to add some dimensional accent which then resulted in some pretty marbling effects!
  


This is an embellishment from Ruby Violet, given the same treatment as the buttons.



The stick pins and Butterflies are from my DT pack. They were embossed with  two toned embossing powders from Lindy's Stampgang, Hyacinth Blue Green and Gilded Burgundy Brass...The white Wire Flower and Peacock feather are from Webster's Pages Floral Bouquet. All of the stock is available from the Zeus And Zoe Etsy shop...

Thank you for having a visit with me today...Keep save till we chat again next month...
Patricia Basson

6 comments:

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really wonderful!

Ayeeda said...

Fabulous project!!!

Cathy said...

Oh my candlesticks! This is beautiful!!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this Patricia!! Totally gorgeous!! ox

Val Thorpe said...

That is so awesome Patrice.... I love it... I think I may go look for one.... once you gesso the candle stick does it not rub off?

Marivic Clifton said...

Patricia!

This is amazing!! Really love this candle stick! This will be a great present! Thank you!!