Sunday, 27 September 2009

Mixed media candle holder and soldering madness

Hi,
This weekend I was busy like a bee, working, working, working!!! Hehehe!
My dear friend Cristina Zinia at http://zinniasart.blogspot.com/, has a new lovely site http://rosesonmytable.ning.com/, where she and other wonderful artists share their passion for art. She has very interesting workshops, some of them for free. If you have a minute, take your cup of coffee or tea and go and have a look at her beautiful creations and you'll not be disappointed! She is a little magician, that's what she is, look at what she inspired me to make, after I watched "Zinia's spell bottle" video, one of her free workshops out there.



And some details here:



The candle holder's size is 5 3/4"x 3 3/4" and I used tissue paper, acrylics, inks, cotton bandage, collage paper, glitter, Stewart Gill fresco flakes, beads and lace. I have soldered the top and added some other soldered bits on which I put a copper patina and then I varnished the whole lot.
The text is stamped with Stazon ink and says: "whispers of the garden...".
Hope you'll like it!

Thanks for you visit!

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon, lots of love,
Sanda xx

14 comments:

sharon said...

Sanda.....you are AMAZING!! Your candleholder is so very beautiful!!

SharonP said...

Sanda, that is the most beautiful candle holder I've ever seen! I love the richness and depth, layers of color, and the glow...just gorgeous.

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

Thank you for following me! I am now following your sweet blog as well!

Esther said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!! magnifique!! Sandra!! good job!!! very very beautiful!! thanks for the link!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Magnifique ! This candleholder is so beautiful, all the details are just stunning. Great work Sanda, and thank you for the link, i gonna take a look at it.

xox

Annette Q said...

Wow! What a gorgeous candle holder. Never seen one like it!
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog! It made my day :-)

Anneke said...

this is a very beautiful candle holder.
rich of layers and colors.

caramelle said...

Its very beautiful. the colors are gorgeous.
bravo
caramelle

Bulle said...

ooohhhhh ! comme c'est "trop beau" :-)
It's so nice !
Encore !!! again !!!

joanne May said...

Hi Sandra,
Thank you for visiting me from Julie-ann's blog and following!:)
She is a lovely lady...
Your candle holder is great. I really like the butterfly patterns. The layering of colour is a beautiful effect!
Best wishes. Jo.x;)

P.S. I'm now following you too

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Sanda this piece is so adorable! Just beautiful!!!!!! I joined Christina's ning and haven't had a chance to explore much yet. You've inspired me big time! Great job!

Thanks for visiting today :)
Darla♥

Renee said...

The candle is beautiful Sanda. I am sorry to hear that your parents are no loner here on this physical plain, but I am sure that they are looking down at you and are very proud.

Love Renee xoxo

NatashaMay said...

This is just magnificent! Love it!

ISA said...

Wonderful, a lot of technics for a very nice result ! :-)