A Gilded Pumpkin in silver
Finally, I am starting to pull out some fall decorations for our house. I have mentioned before, that Halloween is not my favorite of the holiday celebrations. Ironically, I love Autumn very much, so I try to incorporate at least a little bit here and there.
I happened upon this typical Halloween orange candle holder in my decorations. It had a small chip in the top, but I still kept it. It sat on my mess of a craft table for a couple of weeks. Recently, I had the chance to try out some silver liquid gilding from Martha Stewart’s new paint line. I knew exactly what to do.
I was so jazzed, guess what I didn’t do? That’s right…no before picture.
I love the outcome, don’t you? He is actually much creepier in silver–which is good, right? The coverage of this liquid gilding is fantastic. I strongly suggest opening a window before painting with it, because there is a strong vapor. As long as you have ventilation, it’s fine.
Also, you need xylene to clean things up. I jumped into my project before I got some, so I had to throw two brushes away. They were pretty old, so it didn’t matter. The second brush that I used for the second coat, was very coarse. I like how textured the paint became because of the bristles. I love an unexpected yet excellent result.
Here he is, near one of my favorite mirrors. His update has made him a better match for my decor…I’m still deciding where he will live for the season!
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