Whimsical and Homespun Art Creations with a Little Rural Living Thrown In

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Primitive Painted Sugar Mold for Two Candles with Sheep and Snowman

I have been wanting to work on some primitive designs.  After digging through my storage shelves, I found a few small boxes and opened one up to find a sugar mold that holds two candle cups.  I bought these new from a wood craft supplier.  Definitely not antique... But then, you wouldn't catch me painting on a vintage one either! ;)   I love the option of putting a design on each side.  At first, it almost had a Halloween and Christmas design.  But then, I decided to go with a more prim holiday side and a winter scene.

Don't you just love primitive sheep?  The more loaded down with wool the better! LOL  Earth tones are my favorite color palette, and it suits this woolly guy well.  The side of the sugar mold is 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches and this design fills it up nicely. 

The other side of the sugar mold was perfect for this prim snowman.   I made the background subtle so that the snowman stands out well as the central focus.  Aah... Those shimmery nights with the ground covered in a blanket of snow will be arriving in Northern Illinois soon!   Brrrr!!

After all the painting was finished, the corners were roughed up with a sander.  I like the wood showing with the earth tones.  For my first sugar mold, I am very happy with the results and look forward to making more.  This item will be going into my Etsy store later this week, after I get some better pics. :) 


A Primitive Homestead said...

You are a very talented painter. That snowman melts my heart. I love earth tones to & roughed up edges. I have two like this painted black. I should rough the edges up to. Good luck with your etsy Store. Blessings!

Brenda said...

Thanks so much Lara... I was thinking about doing one with a black background. Even though we're past the holiday, it would be cool with a Halloween theme. :)