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Monday, 23 May 2011

challenging spotlight challenge

hi all
this week at crafty cardmakers it's a spotlight challenge. this one is all about challenging  yourself to do something new or something you find difficult etc you choose what you want to do
as blogger seems to be still playing up i still can't do any links at the moment but there is a link to the spotlight blog on the left hand side of my blog if you want to pop over and see what all the girls have been up to

so go on Challenge yourself on all or part of your design, do something new, something you've wanted to try etc.
i have wanted to have a go at decorating candles for quite a while but never got around to it. but when this challenge came along thought it was the ideal time to pull my finger out and have a go so bought some plain pillar candles at a good price off ebay and set to.
the first one i had a go at was the poppy one
i stamped the image in gold onto some tissue paper then embossed it with some gold embossing powder. cut around the image then laid it on the candle covered it with some grease proof paper and pulled it tight around the back then heated gently until wax melted slightly and the tissue paper sank into it. removed the wax paper let it cool off then added some glitter glue, then let dry and added ribbon top and bottom

the second one was the wedding candle similar method except i stamped image and coloured it in with promarkers applied in same manner the scroll was stamped and embossed before applying. when cooled etc added some glitter glue and a few pearls. made a mat out of embossed grunge board sprayed with silver glitter spray.added ribbon and bow then wrapped in florist celophane and tied with florist ribbon and curled it
hope you like my first candle decorating efforts, hope to do more and sell them to raise money for the Asperger support group who run a youth club that ian goes to in our area.
so come on have a go at something new and join us at crafty cardmakers
gill x


Josephine said...

Fabulous! Those candles look really beautiful.

Vixykins said...

Yay well done and fantastic designs x

Jack said...

I've done quite a few candles but I've NEVER EVER embossed on tissue paper. WOW these are fab!
Jack xx