Hello, crafty friends! I hope you are well and looking forward to a happy holiday season. It's been a bit of a stressful week as our mountain home is in the path of the wildfires in Gatlinburg. It was reported via national news that our home (and the entire resort of Black Bear Falls) burned to the ground. Receiving that phone call was a very surreal moment. Thankfully for us the reports named the wrong resort. Our home has minimal damage, for which I am much relieved, but deeply saddened for the homeowners in Gatlinburg Falls where there was not one home left standing. The good folks in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains National Park area definitely need prayers and positive thoughts. Many have lost homes and businesses. They're in a severe drought situation and the wildfires continue to burn. What makes it even worse is that the original fire that was started in the National Park and quickly spread to Gatlinburg is believed to have been arson. I can't understand who would do such a thing.
On a lighter note, I'm back today with a fun project for the latest challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog!
My sweet friend, Kathy, is our hostess and her guidelines are as follows: Let's get ready to Deck the Halls by creating some home decor for the holiday season. You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes ...basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme.
My snow and ice encrusted oil lamp is my 2016 nod to one of my favorite Disney movies, Frozen! I found this little lamp while antiquing, with this particular challenge in mind.
It begins it's transformation with a coat of gesso followed by two coats of Tim Holtz paint in Antique Linen. The next step adds Tim Holtz Spray Stains, Prima Color Bloom Spray, and Prima Art Powder - I'll leave a list of the colors I used at the bottom of this post.
Prima flowers, Prima Art Stones, cheesecloth and white seam binding are colored in coordinating stains. Tim Holtz mini snowflakes that are die cut from chipboard also receive a coat of paint and stains. The cheesecloth is soaked in Prima Sculpture Medium and molded to a shape of my liking.
Thank you for joining me today! I'm beyond blessed to have such amazing, artistic friends. Y'all always inspire me with your work. I can't wait to see what you'll create for this new challenge!