How to Alter a Wooden Lighthouse Frame

Mixed Media Altered Lighthouse using Art Anthology Colorations sprays, Velvet and Sorbet mediums.

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How to Alter a Wooden Lighthouse Frame
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I removed the glass from the Lighthouse Frame. I can later replace it with a photo if I choose to.

I removed the glass from the Lighthouse Frame. I can later replace it with a photo if I choose to.

2
Cover the entire piece with gesso.

Cover the entire piece with gesso.

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3
Apply stone effects in various areas.

Apply stone effects in various areas.

4
apply crackle medium to the top half of the lighthouse

apply crackle medium to the top half of the lighthouse

5
while still wet add some texture powder in some areas

while still wet add some texture powder in some areas

6
apply light coat of gesso

apply light coat of gesso

7
glue with gel medium

glue with gel medium

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Paint top portion of lighthouse with Velvet medium -  Kona and spray overtop with Colorations spray - Warm

Paint top portion of lighthouse with Velvet medium - Kona and spray overtop with Colorations spray - Warm

9
glue a few, small pieces of cheesecloth and fish netting to the bottom of the base, mostly for background texture, as later it will be covered with additional cheesecloth and netting

glue a few, small pieces of cheesecloth and fish netting to the bottom of the base, mostly for background texture, as later it will be covered with additional cheesecloth and netting

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add art stones and apply gesso overtop...once dried, spray throughout with Colorations spray - Sandcastle

add art stones and apply gesso overtop...once dried, spray throughout with Colorations spray - Sandcastle

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spray throughout using Colorations  spray- Waimea Bay, by blending areas with both sprays you will get colors variations of the tans, blues and greens (hard to see in photos)

spray throughout using Colorations spray- Waimea Bay, by blending areas with both sprays you will get colors variations of the tans, blues and greens (hard to see in photos)

12
paint anchor with Velvet medium - Fiji

paint anchor with Velvet medium - Fiji

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apply Velvet medium - Limeaid overtop certain areas

apply Velvet medium - Limeaid overtop certain areas

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apply some Sorbet medium - Kenyan Copper (you will be using these same colors for the letters and some embellishments)

apply some Sorbet medium - Kenyan Copper (you will be using these same colors for the letters and some embellishments)

15
dab a bit more of the Velvet medium - Fiji

dab a bit more of the Velvet medium - Fiji

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apply sculpture medium to the cheesecloth and fish netting, it hardens as it dries

apply sculpture medium to the cheesecloth and fish netting, it hardens as it dries

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apply overtop some of the textured base

apply overtop some of the textured base

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apply a coat gesso

apply a coat gesso

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apply Velvet medium - Fiji

apply Velvet medium - Fiji

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apply Velvet medium - Limeaid

apply Velvet medium - Limeaid

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I toned it down a bit by applying Velvet medium - Kona  (you can skip this step for a brighter look)

I toned it down a bit by applying Velvet medium - Kona (you can skip this step for a brighter look)

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lightly add in some Sorbet medium - Kenyan Copper (Sorbet mediums have a tinge of glitter)

lightly add in some Sorbet medium - Kenyan Copper (Sorbet mediums have a tinge of glitter)

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final result

final result

24
apply a coat of gesso to the metal embellishments

apply a coat of gesso to the metal embellishments

25
add some mini art stones to some of the embellishments

add some mini art stones to some of the embellishments

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spray overtop with Colorations - Peacock Feathers

spray overtop with Colorations - Peacock Feathers

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spray overtop with Colorations - Warm

spray overtop with Colorations - Warm

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apply some Velvet medium - Fiji

apply some Velvet medium - Fiji

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apply some Gemstones dimensional medium - Amber (Gemstones have a bit of shine and shimmer)

apply some Gemstones dimensional medium - Amber (Gemstones have a bit of shine and shimmer)

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lightly dab certain areas with some Sorbet medium - Kenyan Copper

lightly dab certain areas with some Sorbet medium - Kenyan Copper

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final result

final result

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I cut the compass out from nautical themed paper and placed it behind the Melange pebble.

I cut the compass out from nautical themed paper and placed it behind the Melange pebble.

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after embellishing, lightly drybrush some gesso throughout

after embellishing, lightly drybrush some gesso throughout

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Completed Project

Completed Project

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