Two days ago was a beautiful blue-skied day, so we were out running around most of the time. Today it is 30 degrees colder and we have 4-5 inches of white powdery snow on the ground...time to stay inside and play in the Studio.
Here's a fun project you can make to warm up your Winter days....if it's cold and snowy where you are. The technique is similar to the Golden Bottle, but easier.
I'm telling you, this glass votive candle is REALLY easy to make. I'm so into glass and glitter right now.
And it would be a perfect gift for someone special.
I started with a plain square glass candle holder from Hobby Lobby.
I coated it with Soft Gloss Gel, and let it dry. Then I added a coat of Clear Crackle Texture.
Keep it thin so it dries faster. Here it shows it's still wet in a few spots.
You can sprinkle Art Sugar in spots that are thicker and still aren't dry. Or add a bit more Soft Gel here and there and sprinkle glitter again.
Here you can see how this GORGEOUS White Art Sugar reflects with bits of turquoise and blue in the light. It's even more impressive in person.
See the crackles on the glass in this close-up shot???
This detail shows the larger of the Mini Snowflake Rosette die that I made by painting Copper Crackle Texture Paste on the paper cut first, and then adding Antique Silver Art Sugar over Soft Gloss Gel.
The Gold Trim is added with 3D Matt Gel and the row of adhesive clear rhinestones go on top of the trim. A large Pearl in the center of the Snowflake is added with hot glue.
I LOVE how the crackle shows up with a small battery operated tea light shining through the holder. It totally changes the color of the piece.
This shows you how it looks without the tea light. Totally different in the daylight. There is NOTHING like ART SUGAR...I tell ya, you'll be amazed!
So all in all, this is a pretty quick and easy project to make that will warm your heart and those of others.
Wishing you well,
Products Used from Finnabair:
Soft Gloss Gel, Clear Crackle Texture Paste, Copper Crackle Texture Paste, White Art Sugar, Antique Silver Art Sugar, 3D Matte Gel.
Other Products Used:
Sizzix Mini Snowflake Rosette, Decorative Gold Trim, Double Row Adhesive Rhinestones, White Pearl, Battery Operated Tea Light, Hot Glue Gun, Vagabond Die Cutting Machine, scrapbook paper.