There is something about contrast that draws the eye and invites visual interest. And this piece fits the bill. There is something pleasing and surprising with the contrast between the ice blue fruit, and the worn crackled plate and pedestal. Easy to make and fun to create. Follow these easy steps from Plaid Designer, Julie Lewis.
To get started you will need these FolkArt paints and assorted supplies:
2588 Metallic Ice Blue
936 Barn Wood
901 Wicker White
424 Light Gray
696 Crackle Medium
½” Flat brush
#1 Liner brush
Brown metal or wood pillar candle holder
5 assorted artificial fruits
Decorative edged wood plate
Gray green felt
Begin by base coating your fruit with Wicker White. Several coats should do it…allow drying time between coats.
Here they are completed.
With your flat brush, apply the crackle medium to the pillar holder liberally. If you have a wooden holder, paint it with Asphaltum first, let dry then apply crackle. Let it dry thoroughly…that part is important.
To crackle…this is the exciting part….I love Plaid’s crackle medium! Load your brush liberally with Barn Wood and gently glide over crackled area. It will crackle before your eyes…it’s magic.
Here it is completely crackled…so cool!
Paint your fruit with Plaid’s cool new Metallic Ice Blue. It will take a couple of coats and dry with an awesome finish. Paint the stems with Asphaltum.
Apply Barn Wood to both sides of your wood plate as your base coat….then apply crackle medium just like the candle holder. Again, let dry thoroughly.
Now apply Light Gray for your top coat to crackle
Take your liner brush and with Asphaltum, apply decorative lines around plate rim.
Now glue the plate to the pillar candle holder and let set up.
That part is finished.
Cut two leaf shapes from the green felt. Put a drop of glue at the base and pinch together.
Glue to the base of the stems of the pears like this.
Pretty cool….ice blue cool!