There is a new Designer Challenge up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog!
This time the theme is a colour combo: White – Gold – Silver.
My contemporary white and gold glitter candle holders started out like this:
Here are the steps to create the candle holders:
1 | Clean three glass bottles. They need to be clean on the inside and completely free of grease on the outside.
2 | Prep the glass bottles with (matte) white spray paint.
It was my intention to completely cover the bottles with spray paint, but I found that it took quite a couple of coats just to cover the green glass. It also started to rain, so I decided to make do with just a thin coat.
3 | Once the spray paint was dry, I continued to cover the bottles with white paint, but this time I choose gesso. Gesso covers well and it dries fairly quick.
Give each bottle three coats of gesso.
4 | Back a sheet of 270 gr Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape and die-cut as many Sea Glass shapes as you think you’ll need with the Jewelry Set 1 – Sea Glass die set.
5 | Adhere the Sea Glass shapes to the bottles. Cover the paper shapes with another coat or two of gesso.
6 | Paint the bottom of the bottle with a liquid adhesive (I like to use Mod Podge Matte for this) and cover the adhesive with Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter.
Leave to dry completely before you remove any excess glitter with a soft brush.
Repeat this step until you are happy with the result!
Mod Podge Matte