I love doing a bit of decoupage and around Christmas time there are so many lovely candles and candle holders I always want to create something that I would really enjoy displaying or giving as a gift. This particular candle holder travelled to Latvia to my sister.
I had an empty glass container, which I painted using some white home made chalk paint.
Once the paint was dry I decoupaged the red robbin on top. Seperate the napkin and use only the top layer to do this. I like to use cling film on surfaces like this, so I covered the area with mod podge, placed the top layer of napkin (which was cut out so that only robin and the branch was visible) and quickly placed cling film on top and smoothed the wrinkles this way. Then once I was happy that it is smooth enough I covered the top with mod podge too, then repeated the same steps on the back and let it dry.
When it is dry, I sanded over using fine sanding paper just to get rid of any imperfections or any small wrinkles that are there..
The candle holder was so pretty even without this but as I like a little sparkle and texture I decided to try out the snow paste I got from the craft shop. I LOVED using it!! It is a little messy, but I don’t mind getting my hands dirty.. and once dry it gave such a fantastic effect!!
I put some PVA (or elmers glue in America) over the snow and sprinkled some white glitter over it. Then once dry I sprayed with clear varnish to seal it all.
I absolutely adore this!!! What do you think?