Here is a close up shot of my most recent redesign.
Would you say that it has a reflective appearance?
This weekend, during my antique show at The Arboretum, I caught a glimpse of this fountain.
I loved the way the water kinda glistened over the stone fountain, especially when the sun hit it. Another inspirational moment?
I picked up this piece a couple weeks ago.
Great kidney shape. After cleaning, priming and adding a little embellishment, I put it in the garage. Yesterday when I got home, I decided to give it a finish. A watery finish. Blue? Sure, why not, and little crystal knobs.
One thing I love about my husband, is when I'm too tired to push myself with my redesigns, he has no problem doing the pushing. "What do you think of this?", I asked him.
"Not much." was his reply, "Keep going. I know you can do better than that."
Deep down I knew this wasn't nearly far enough for the effect I wanted, I was just being a bit lazy after my successful, but exhausting show.
So, I began to multi-layer. I added another coat of paint that resembled stone, leaving a tiny bit of the blue undertone. Then, the multilayering began. Various shades of luminous paint, a little stain and brew, and.....
Much more reflective, and the crystal knobs shimmered against the background....
The detail popped more......
So, if you like it, you have my dear hubby to thank for the push.