Sunday, December 11, 2016
Unstampabelles Flickering light Challenge
Hello dear readers! Today I am guest designing at Unstampabelles challenges and this month's challenge Flickering lights and remember the caveat is NO STAMPING. I had to think for a minute but early on settled on using some flickering tea lights left over from my wedding. Then I saw this youtube video. If you take the time to watch the video, you will notice I did it my own way...isn't that what being an artist is about? She used rock salt but I used Epsom salts. They are much cheaper. She coated a votive and I up-cycled some jars.
I coated my jars using a sponge paint brush then sprinkled Epsom salts over the jar letting the excess land in my platter.
This step strays from the video in that since she used votives, she did not have lids to decorate. I did have votives but I thought the lids would be fun to decorate. I run across a problem, acrylic paint doesn't stick to the jar lids. I found another video similar in nature that suggested using old nail polish first after which the paint will adhere! So I dug out the oldest polish I had (that probably should have been thrown out already) and swiped it on liberally. I painted them silver to match the Ball jar I used that already had a silver lid.
I added die cut papers, felt snowflakes, wooden snowflakes and ribbon to the lid. Actually I won a gift certificate to DL.ART and purchased this hand dyed seam binding called Mermaid's tale. I picked all the embellishments to match it! It is just gorgeous!
Here's the inside of the jar where the votive can be turned on and off.
A close up of the frost effect of the Epsom salts.
A better view of the lids.
nail polish and silver acrylic paint
silver wood snowflakes
Stampin Up felt snowflakes (very old)
Spellbinders large scallop circle die
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circle die
Basic Grey snowflake paper (also very old scraps)
DL.Art dyed seam binding
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/1st-december-2016-classic-design-team.html until 12/25
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge.html until 12/30x
Thank you so much for stopping by!