Thursday, 1 October 2015

Decorated Candle Holder

Another month has flown by and it's time to share my latest DT post for the latest Altered Eclectics challenge. As always the theme for the challenge is Anything Goes as long as it's mixed media/altered art.

A few years ago I bought a wooden candle holder blank and decided it was time to do something with it. I must admit it's not the colour that I started out to do, it was going to be a peachy colour but ended up being mauve.

First I gave the candle holder a coat of gesso.

I adhered some die cuts and lace that had wooden beads attached.

I added some flowers and metal butterflies and gave them a coat of gesso.

The next steps I haven't got any photos for but I painted the holder with green paint and added a crackle glaze, then I painted it with a cream coloured paint. You can see some of the crackles in the photo.

This is where the holder changes colour. I dry brushed the holder with a mauve paint.

 Then I sprayed it with a mauve mica spray.

I then used my finger to spread some pewter gilding wax. The photos below show different areas of the finished candle holder.

I used the following sprays and paints.
Fresco Finish - Granny Smith, Vanilla, wisteria.
Fresco Crackle Glaze.
Tattered Angels Mica Spray.

The rest of my Altered Eclectics team mates have made some wonderful inspirational pieces, so why not take a look.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.


  1. Hazel, this looks GORGOUS! Love your alterations. Hugs, Valerie

  2. I agree this is stunning. Love the transformation - would look good in any room especially mine lol xx

  3. Really beautiful alteration and purple and gold always look so rich

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Oh what an outstanding bit of upcycling - your finished candle holder is stunning.
    Alison xx

  5. Wow! It's stunning Hazel! Reminds me of that box we did with Andy :-) xxx

  6. Gorgeous Project!! I am going to try it :)