This is my second post for today so if you missed my new year's greeting and project for the new challenge at A Vintage Journey please take a look Here.
Our new theme at Country View Challenges was chosen by me and is -
I created a table decoration for my New Year's Eve party.
Life began as an old glass Starbucks caramel syrup bottle and I gave it a coat of matte medium glue and when dry a coat of rustic DecoArt chalky finish paint.
I added die-cuts and Tim Holtz industrious sticker borders ......
.... and then a coat of DecoArt black gesso.
Over this I dabbed DecoArt media gold acrylic paint and because it was too bright I dripped over prussian blue, but I couldn't achieve the effects I wanted so I ended up dabbing over a coat of black.
To give me the metallic effects back over the top of the black paint I brushed over treasure gold and treasure pewter and the patterns and raised areas came back to life.
To add just a little more zest I used a fine paintbrush with the gold acrylic and dry brushed the stars and the 2016 die-cuts.
Knowing that I wanted to use this as my New Years Eve party table decoration I used Tim's snowflake rosette die with silver, gold and glitter card making double snowflakes to go back to back over BBQ sticks.
After I had added some gold Christmas twigs with baubles on and set it on the table ......
..... it reminded me of fireworks and looked lovely once the party arrived and we had the Christmas lights on and candles lit.
Thanks for joining me for a second time today and over 2015, I have really appreciated you visits, comments and continuing support. If you are wondering if I have a new years resolution? I have just one -------- and that is to try and get over to your blogs more often than I have this year. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. And to those of you who follow me by email - thank you for taking the time to pop in and see what I have been creating and making. I regularly look on Blogger stats to see my page views and am staggered that I get between 300 and 700 page-views a day. That just blows my mind.
Wishing you peace, joy and happiness for 2016.
hugs Brenda xxxx