Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let it Snow altered candle

Hello dear visitors, lovely to see you drop by here at this busy time of year. This is Astruid from the UK and I have an altered candle to share with you:
I think most of us at this time of year appreciate quick and easy, yet effective projects, I would say, this is one of those.
This is what you will need:
Winter Wonderland Stamp set

1 2 1/2" diameter plain white church candle
white tissue paper
Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee and Sepia
Some leaf dies or punches plus scraps of paper to punch them from
Some natural twine
Some Flowers
Heat-gun
Your favourite adhesive

Start by stamping your chosen images on the tissue paper with Sepia Archival mixed with a little Coffee Archival Ink
Carefully tear around the edges of the stamped images, don't cut them with scissors as that will leave you with sharp edges and you literally want to melt your images into the candle.

Carefully hold your stamped images in place where you want them on your candle, take your heat-gun and keeping it moving and at a good distance start to melt the wax and thus adhere your image to the candle.
Here you can see some details of the stamps I chose to use
 The wonderful Santa on his sledge
And his reindeer you can see when you turn the candle a bit.

To finish my rustic candle off a bit, I tied a length of twine around the bottom and glued on a punched leaf and flower cluster with bits and pieces from my stash.
 Well, there you have it, a quick and fun project that of course could be totally adapted to your Holiday Colour scheme..... I just happen to like the all natural vintage sepia tones.

Hope you will all find some creative time during this busy season! Thank you for dropping by, and don't forget, check out the shop for fabulous holiday season offers!!! HERE is a link to some of the wonderful coupons, just right for last minute gifts!!