today I have for you my inspiration for Prima October's Art Recipe.
This month's Art Recipe might just as well be the "Golden Brown" song by The Strangles! Leaves + golden tones of Sparks paints + Art Extravagance Rust Effect Pastes + Micro Beads + Art Alchemy Waxes.
I really love to make home decor elements that can make my house look special in autumn and winter seasons. This time I made a small lantern using an ordinary glass jar. It was quite simple really: I wrapped a little bit of string around the top edge and covered it with Finnabair's Rust Paste. The result was a great rugged structure that helped me create the whole "worn" look. I applied Red Amber Antique Brilliance Wax - simply using my fingers to highlight all the details and give a little bit of glow.
To complete my project, I added Mechanicals embellishments, also treated with Rust Paste and Wax. I used all three pastes from the set. I think mixing them all (in different proportions, you decide which look you prefer) will give you the best results. To soften the colors, gently applied White Gesso to the jar. The icing on the cake are Micro Beads which I glued on around the edge of my jar with 3D Matte Gel.
My October lantern looks best after dark, but even without the lights inside, it is also a beautiful decoration of my house.
Prima products: Art Extravagance - Rust Paste Set 963576, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White 961374, 3D Matte Gel 961398, Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber 964313, Mechanicals: Rustic Washers 963422, Winged 962432, Mini Brads 960384, Art Ingredients - Micro Beads - Copper 962579, Art Alchemy Sparks - Ginger Magic 964108 and Dragon's Eye 964054