Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Candle Time!!

Hello again and welcome, i have some more beautiful hand painted candles to show you.
When i paint a candle it takes me around one to two hours to paint them, but it's always fun and relaxing for me, almost like working on a garden.
I made the decision to paint music notes and some contemporary cute trees on these ivory candles.
I can imagine the music note candles placed atop a piano or near some instruments. The Tree candles maybe on a window sill or dinning table or wherever. I think we can all agree that candles are the perfect accessory for almost any room.

My next inspiration was painting some tea candle holders, again using acrylics, but this time i used almost all shiny metallic ones like silver, copper and gold acrylics.
I'm very happy to do this project with paint because i never thought that it would work so well on both wax and glass, but  really, it worked perfectly and i'm looking forward to finding use for acrylics on all types different textures (if any of you have any great suggestions, please, let me know). But, between  you and i, for now i prefer painting on wax, it's very smooth and makes the candles look great.
Well i left here some of the pictures i took after painting.

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2 Old Chairs at Lina's Market

Well let me show you what I get a couple of months ago.
These 2 great chairs I find at a garage sale and I can't say no to $20 for both.-
The chairs was in a very "no care" condition, and I decide to take it to my sister to ask her about some ideas, her first idea was the upholstery,  they was having a gross stained old old pink color and the wood really needed a very good sand work on it. So my sister did the upholstery and I did the dirty job, what fun!!!!.
The sand work was not too difficult, because the wood was very soft (I don't know what kind of wood) and no need to put to much pressure on the sand paper. Here it is....

After a little hard work and some wax, the Chairs were beginning to look good. They still looked like they needed something more, so I applied varnish and my sister did a great job with the fabric I chose.
So now please enjoy my 2 Walnut Victorian Needlepoint Balloon back chairs!!! See you soon.