Well, here I am.
August passed me by and with the school holidays over I am looking forward to having a play.
I have managed to start decorating the hall, stairs and landing. Although it's not the crafting, messy painting I had in mind, it is quite satisfying to see fresh paint on walls (no finger prints). I just hope the weather holds out so that I can do the woodwork (that paint takes so long to dry).
I have my September Calendar page to do first, I told myself, then I realised that Christmas is sneaking up on us.
So, bearing that in mind I made a Christmas candle holder, (fake tea lights).
My dad cut a block of wood into squares and drilled a tea light size hole in the top.
I gave it a layer of gesso to prime the wood followed by a coat of mermaid fresco paint.
Crackle glaze was put in areas on the block, followed by a coat of nougat. The crackle cracked and looked great.
Poinsettias were die cut from white glitter card and a blue embossing powder was melted into the centre from the back.
A few tiny pearls were added and the flowers arranged and stuck down.