DecoArt Americana Weathered Wood, Spray Sealer Matte
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker: Black
Ranger Inkssentials Wander Tape, 1/8” wide
Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger: Multi-Medium Matte
Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Paper plate for palette
Container of water
Wooden skewers (five)
2” circle of scrap chipboard
Graphite transfer paper
Use knife to cut small piece from 4” ball creating flat base. Insert skewer into each ball creating “handles.” Tear pieces of tissue paper and adhere on each ball using Multi-Medium Matte and 1” wash brush; let dry. Tear pieces of book paper and adhere onto center section of candlestick using Multi-Medium Matte and 1” wash brush; let dry.
On covered work surface, basecoat candlestick Lamp Black, Antique Gold, and Hauser Light Green using #6 flat brush. Dip end of paintbrush into Hauser Medium Green to create dot pattern around base of candlestick. Basecoat finial Hauser Light and Medium Green using #6 flat brush and Cadmium Orange, paint four diamonds around center of candlestick.
Basecoat each ball Lamp Black using 1” wash brush; let dry. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply Weathered Wood Medium onto each ball using 1” wash brush. Let set at least one hour.
Paint balls with one coat using 1” wash brush as follows: 4” Georgia Clay, 3” Canyon Orange, 2 ½” Cadmium Orange, 2” Jack-O-Lantern Orange, 1 ½” Tangelo Orange. Set aside to crackle and dry.
Visit www.craftsnthings.com to print full-size patterns. Transfer features onto each ball with pencil and graphite transfer paper. Paint features Antique Gold using #2 round brush. Fill in feature details using Sharpie marker.
Measure and cut two 2”x8” light green cardstock strips. Accordion-fold both strips. Apply Inkssentials Wonder Tape onto one end of each strip, connect together to create one strip, and then connect ends to create circle. Pour small pool of glue on 2” chipboard scrap circle. Gather folded circle with fingers and push down gently in center creating rosette. Position rosette in glue and weigh down with bottle of tacky glue until set.
Glue white ball fringe trim onto bottom of finial. Glue ends of black feather trim together (to create a circle) and secure with clothespin until set. Cut two 4” lengths of 24-guage wire using wire cutters. Bend one end of each wire into 90 degree angle using needle-nose pliers. Thread 11 black beads on first wire, twist both ends, and squeeze with pliers to secure. Thread 11 light green beads on second wire, twist both ends, and squeeze with pliers to secure.
Glue green rosette onto top of candlestick. Remove wooden skewer “handles” from each ball. Insert one wooden skewer through 4” ball, leaving end of skewer sticking out of top. Apply glue around top of 4” foam ball, position feather trim in glue, and insert 3” ball onto skewer. Apply glue onto top of 3” foam ball, thread on two crocheted flowers, apply more glue, and insert 2 ½” ball onto skewer. Insert end of second wooden skewer next to first skewer into top of 2 ½” ball, leaving approximately 3 ½” sticking out on top. Apply glue around top of 2 ½” ball, position light green beaded ring on top and insert 2” ball onto skewer. Apply glue around top of 2” ball, position black beaded-ring on top, and insert 1 ½” ball onto skewer. Trim excess sewer with scissors. Glue finial on top of 1 ½” ball. Glue flat base of 4” ball onto top of rosette. Let dry.
Glue four purple rhinestones on each diamond intersection around candlesticks and two rhinestones on bat (for eyes). Glue one gold rhinestone onto top of final. Using photo as guide and working from top to bottom, accent the following areas with Diamond Stickies: band on finial, outline of features on all five jack-o’-lantern faces, band and dots on candlestick. Insert bottom of bat into Memo Pin and push into 1 ½” ball at angle.
Tips: A heavy coat of paint over Weathered Wood Medium will result in large cracks while thin coat will result in very fine cracks. Experiment on cardboard scrap to obtain the exact look you prefer. Create your own transfer paper by rubbing edge of your pencil on back of image you want to transfer.