I freely admit to not knowing enough about other religions, but i have a couple of really good friends in Indonesia and Malaysia who will be celebrating the religious festival of Ramadan this month. I do know, it is a time of great charity, when those who are able, give what they can to the poor and less fortunate. It is also a time of great abstinence including fasting throughout the day. and it is a time for thought and reflection.
when searching through the wonder that is "google" i discovered a lot of lights and lanterns seemed to be advertised for Ramadan so with this in mind I have made this wee shrine (not so wee actually. its 8 inches tall.)
Here it is in the daylight with no candle... look the SUN is shining. who can believe it!.... anyway moving on...
a close-up of the main body of the shrine....
So here is one of the side panels. it was painted with a brown paint ( I think burnt umber but i didnt really pay attention lol) i then added the crackle medium and when it was ready, i painted on the yellow ochre colour.... it crackled but i also rubbed off a few patches to make it look a bit like peeled paint too.
Supplies used from Calico Crafts:
7 gypsies triptych arc board kit.
art deco paint : True ochre
Weathered wood crackle medium
Heat resistant acetate.