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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Christmas Hearth - Work in Progress

Having fun working on this Christmas Hearth.  Fortunately, although it came without the instructions that were supposed to be in it,  I managed to use the snipping tool and save the relevant bits from the demonstration!

As you can see I have started to paint it - as some of it needed painting before I did the final gluing together.  The front will also have brickwork effect on it.

close up
Here is a close up of the brick effect I have done so far.  I shall add a bit more shading to it.  The effect was created using pebeo sand gel and texture paste mixed together and then spread through a stencil with a palette knife.

The black was painted with black Pebeo gesso and then over-painted with Pebeo Pearl Black.   I painted the flames with black gesso and then I used various DYNA paints for the irredescent effect as well a the gold sparkle paint.

So that's it so far with this project.   Really pleased with the effect so far.   Eventually it will have two battery operated t-lights inserted behind the top of the hearth (holes already precut in the kit for this) and it will have stocking hanging from the top of the hearth.   I really am going to have fun with this!

Christmas Eve Box in the making!

I also bought this kit at the same time - which will be a Christmas Eve Box - and I have decided that I will cover this with paper in a snowflake design.  As you can see, I have only got as far as putting it together and gluing it!

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