Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ICC#41-Pumpkin Candle Holder

This week on Iron Craft Challenge, our theme was Halloween.  I created a pumpkin candle holder using one of my glass pieces from last week's challenge.

Originally, I tried using painters tape to leave the jack-o-lantern face clear.  I thought this would look cool with a candle shining through.  I put on the face and started brushing paint inside.

Sadly, my attempts failed miserably.  The paint started seeping under the tape.  I'm guessing it's because I repositioned a bit and maybe the tape lost its hold.

I peeled off the tape and filled in the spots.  To eliminate brush strokes, I put in LOTS of paint and rolled the jar around a bit to evenly distribute.  I used my brush to help push it along a bit.  Once I covered the inside, I just painted the face on the outside with black acrylic paint.

Finally, I wrapped a wire around the top and added fabric leaves.  All done!

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  1. This is really cute. And the fun thing about a jack o lantern is that the bleed through just adds to the look.

    Artful Rising

  2. Cute! Perfect for Halloween. I agree that the bleed through works well for a jack o lantern.

  3. that is so cute! i love the wire & leaf. :)

  4. It would have been good to see the glow through but I also always have problems trying to tape things off.

  5. This is great. The fabric leaf is a nice touch. I also love how you used last week's challenge again.

  6. Love that! I am making one similar--on my blog soon. Hope you'll stop by. Stopping in from SITS.

  7. it turned out great! Like the little wire added to the top. It makes it ... less sterile! {:-D

  8. How cute! I love seeing all the fun, new projects you come up with for your challenges!

  9. So cute! Love it:) I have a love/hate relationship with painter's tape. It always bleeds some....


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