For this project I was going for the look of rusty aged metal pieces. Something that would be found in the dark back corners of a French Antique market.
Here is what I began with, two very shiny bright gold candlesticks. These measure over a foot tall.
One even had a chip on top.
These are the products I used to create the look of aged rusted faux metal.
I first painted them black with regular craft black craft paint.
And when that was dry I painted them with white chalk paint, leaving some recessed areas black and let them dry.
I must be out of the habit of taking pictures because I missed that step.
After the white was dry I dribbled the alcohol ink onto the surface and quickly dabbed and smeared it with a paper towel.
The chip is no longer visible with all the aging on the piece.
I used the gray chalk paint to mute any areas that were too bright. Next using a small brush I applied the Stickles to a few areas that might have formed salt or metal crystals as they aged.
And here they are dressed for Valentine's Day with candle bobeches and red crystals. After Valentines day I will trade the red crystals out for clear crystals.
And I see a peak at tomorrow's project.