Hydrangea paints for Christmas gift windlight


Recently I gave myself a challenge: a personal #cadeautje for a sweet woman who celebrated her anniversary. #Kerst ) Starting point was a purchased #windlicht made of glazed earthenware with both blue and sand color. This fits exactly the windlight glass. This woman is totally crazy about the color #blauw - Yes. So I wanted to do something with that.


She finds #hortensia 's beautiful flowers so I had them lying like a dried specimen. Kind of “out of the box” thinking, this one I wanted to paint.. but how? I just did this with the brush on the flower. Do not too hard with the brush or the flower will break. I chose the color of Creall Pthalo acrylics blue and Creall Silver acrylics. First I used Creall Tint {a concentrated diluted watercolor} With blue tint I made the first start on the flower. So I already got some “body” to the hydrangea flower. After this was dry I started with the paint and a thick brush. Little stamping and mixing on the flour. Just pretend to make an image on a painting... but different..

After painting, I left the flower in a glass to dry for a few days. Meanwhile, I searched the woods for tiny mini pine cones. You know they're there, but you need to find where. Those lying on the ground were not suitable... but there was a dead tree with a lot of these pine cones... a lucky one! I dried this in an oven to get rid of any vermin. Just at a low setting 60 degrees and that for an hour with occasional watching.

I painted the pine cones by tapping the edges with blue and silver paint with a brush. Let them dry equally well. At Action I bought a bottle of decorative sand. This matches exactly with the earthenware of the wind light. I put the sand like a big layer in the windlight glass. My dried hydrangea flower I give a clay mountain foot. Simply air-drying clay form into a mini mountain. That's where you put the flower in. The clay should harden for 24 hours.


The clay base is dried but too white for the wind light. It gets a layer of decorative sand on the outside of the clay mountain. I glue this with Creall Hobby glue. This is white glue but it dries transparently.. ideal.

With a purchased batterlij light (Action) I finish the whole thing. First the pine cones in a circle of the wind light. I put the thread light on the underside and I put the hydrangea in it. Again I circle with the lights around the flower. The wire comes out at the top. I can lead it to under the wind light, here the battery compartment fits nicely.

Finally nicely wrapped with transparent foil and decorations, the gift is ready to give..

p.s. she was very happy with it!!


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It's not surprising, a flower that is dried so painting.. outside you can see dried flowers on the bush!


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