Down by the lake

Just because it is the middle of winter doesn’t mean we have to surround ourselves with it.

Instead, I chose to remember summer by creating this elegant lighthouse ornament.

LighthouseCandySpiegelFor this ornament, I left the backside plain so it can hang on the wall in my living room.

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I started by painting the lighthouse black. Then I added a bit of 24K Gold Embossing Powder to the rails and roof.

lighthouse3Spiegel Once that was done, I coated the entire thing with Glastique Gloss to give it a rich, shiny finish.

lighthouse4SpiegelTurning my attention to the ring, I embossed it with the Tim Holtz Brick Texture Fade and then colored it with Distress Ink.
lighthouse6SpiegelWhen the lighthouse was dry, I traced around it on a photo of a sunset on Lake Michigan, cut it out and then glued it onto the back of the lighthouse.

lighthouse5SpiegelI put the globe in place and then glued the ring onto the lighthouse. I use clips to hold it tight until it sticks.

LighthouseCandySpiegelThen I enameled a couple of Piccolos with Vintage Gold Embossing Powder and added them to the outside of the ornament. I added a bit of twine to replicate rope, and it is done and ready to hang on my wall!

Visit the Globecraft & Piccolo blog today to see another project I created with a globe … an altered cigar box.

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