Sunday, 10 January 2016

Where There's Light, There's Hope...


Hello! :)

Thought I'd share with you today, 
the lantern that I altered as a gift to a special friend of ours. 
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 I forgot to take a 'just bought' picture...but it was plain...soooooo....


I gesso'd it...


added lots of DecoArt products:


Texture paste...
Crackle paste...


Media Fluid Paint...


Wethered Wood and 
more paint...


Sanded a bit here...


painted a bit there...


Added a laminated sentiment...


Or two...


and...
Ta daa......


There we have it!

I so enjoyed altering this, mainly because of the sentiment behind the project... but I just loved watching the transformation as I went along.
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 Look! I also have a matching drainpipe!! lol I'm not taking any credit for that though...that one's down to Mother Nature ;) x


I'm entering this into:

Pile it On - Your First Initial (L - Light/Lantern)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Anything but Cute - Ring out the Old, Bring in the New (New lantern
That's Crafty - Winter but not Christmas





Take care all...
Happy Crafting

Lydia xx

9 comments:

Tina said...

beautiful...i would love this at my home..so amazing

thanks for sharing at pile it on

Tina
dt

Vintagehandmade said...

What a wonderful transformation! Love how you used the Weathered Wood and that aged look you've achieved! Amazing project!
Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DTx

Redanne said...

You really have achieved a beautiful 'vintage' look to the lantern with all that beautiful crackling - I love how it turned out. I think your friend is going to be delighted to receive this beauty!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT x

Samra Leshinski said...

Nicely done!Thank you for joining our Ring our the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Jacquie Jacobs said...

WOW! Stunning Lydia, love this, I hope it takes pride of place with your friend.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lou Sims said...

Stunning transformation and adore the real weathering you achieved with all the mediums etc. However prefer the lantern to the drain pipe ;)
Hope all is good with you,
Lou
x x x

Sara Barker said...

How wonderful you have transformed this NEW lantern and made it look so old and shabby in a beautiful way! Love your crackling, and the colors are just perfect! Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Strangely Creative said...

Shabby Chic! Its great - a wonderful transformation! Cxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I love all the texture you created with the mixed media products, very realistic eroded looks you achieved!! And it does match the drainpipe, lol.

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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