|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 07-16-2010 01:30 PM||2507 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
This is the newest piece that I have designed in my series of candle trays and embellishments which you can use with jar candles. The tray is scroll sawn and recessed to set the candle on. I then scroll sawed some leaf ‘charms’ to use as decorations with the ribbon at the top of the jar. For this piece, I decided to use DecoArt Staining and Antiquing medium, which is available where DecoArt products are sold, which you add to any acrylic paint to make a transparent stain that won’t raise the grain. I was extremely pleased with the result, as it offered sheer color and allowed the grain to show through. It is also very reasonably priced and has no odor and dries almost instantly. I also have shown the natural version of the tray, which was done in maple. I think if you have scraps of various exotic woods, it would be a beautiful way to create this too.
I show the process in detail, from drawing to final finish, in my last three blogs. I hope you like the project!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"