Thursday, September 20, 2012
Faux Stained Glass Medievalish Candle Holder
I love the 3d Crystal Lacquer! I have been experimenting with things I can do with it. Mix it with Terri Sproul Mixers and wowza! For this projects I wanted to try to use the mixers with the 3d Crystal Lacquer to make a translucent paint. Add that the a glass candle holder and you have a great faux stained glass piece.
Paper punch- Punch Bunch Fleur de lis & Recollections Star Burst
Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixers- Jewel Effects Shimmer Powder- Shimmer Violet & Gold Dust
Glass votive ( from dollar store)
Q tip or Finger tip ( my personal favorite)
I start by paper punching some Fleur de Lis and star bursts from contact paper. I buy my contact paper at the dollar store, because I am all about making affordable crafts.
I first placed the Fleur de Lis stencils on the votive and went back afterwards and placed the starbursts, but you could put them all on at the same time. I was still planning out my design when I started.
Now mix some of the 3D Crystal Lacquer with the gold mixers. The thicker the better. My first one was too thin and it ran a little under the stencil. I ended up tapping my finger in the lacquer and then picking up a little gold. That seemed to be the perfect combination. Then you can tap back into the gold if you want it a little darker and/or thicker.
Pull the stencil off when wet. That is why it is best if it is a little thicker, so it will not run after you pull it off. If it runs a little, it still looks fine, because the lacquer tends to run when it is thinner (without a lot of mixers), and thus is more clear...so you barely see it after it is dry anyway...
I then went back and put the violet starbursts.
I used the violate mixers for the star burst.
My votive has a nice medieval feel to it.
Again, if you plan your design better, you can put all your stencils on at once.