Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Individual Post ~ Shellie

Hello Everybody! 

Shellie here from Craft Smashup

Today I have a nice easy fall themed project for you. I don't know about you, but fall and winter are my favorite time to burn candles indoors. Candles add a warm coziness to a room and there are so many divine scents to enjoy. 
Anybody can do this. 
All you need is: vellum, Blendabilities, stamps, a foam paintbrush, decoupage medium and a glass object that you can put a candle in, and of course, a candle. I chose a tall cylindrical glass tube that a 3" pillar candle will fit in. You do not want to go with something that has too many curves in it. A smooth cylinder or squared shape will be the easiest to work with.

The first thing I did was to cut vellum cardstock into 1" squares. Then I colored them with the following Blendability colors/shades.

They looked like this when I was done coloring:

I made a lot more squares. This is just a representative photo of what I did

 On the back (non-colored side) of some of  the vellum squares, stamp your image. I used the tiny leaves stamp from the Holiday Home photopolymer set in the Holiday catalog. I stamped it four times on each square.  

Once you have (approximately) enough squares to cover your glass object you will then adhere them with a decoupage medium. 

I used this:

I brushed a layer of it onto the glass and allowed it to sit for a minute before adding the the squares. I discovered that the vellum will tend to curl a little bit so you will have to go back and smooth the edges down. Once the first layer has dried you will then do a second layer of decoupage glue over the vellum squares.

luminary in my dining room

All lit up!
I kept mine simple for now and have left it plain, but you could add a nice wide ribbon around the bottom or you could stamp a scene onto the vellum before you cut it and then attach the squares so your scene has a tiled look. There is a multitude of ways you can use this technique and get very nice results. I hope you will give it a try and if you do show it off here: SSINKspiration

We like knowing what our fans make when you have been inspired by our posts and challenges.

Be sure to come back again tomorrow and check out some Quick & Easy cards that the design team has come up with. 

Happy Stamping!


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