TBT with Shari T – Roses and Hearts Candle

 

HELLO THERE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Thanks for joining me today as we continue the Throwback Thursday feature at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog!  As the ‘Season of Love’ is creeping into view, we’re going to share Love and Valentine’s themed projects for the next several TBTs to get ya’ll in the mood!!  Today, we’re going back to a project I created two years ago for the Eclectic Ellapu DT that I was on….

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I gathered up my supplies that I’ll need for this project–let’s see, a 6″ pillar candle, some Distress Paints, some tissue paper & color Core’dinations stock, my Hearts layering stencil and my Tattered Pinecones die.

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I stenciled pink & red hearts onto my tissue paper using little finger dabbers for each paint color.

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I applied a light layer of matte gel to my candle and gently placed the tissue paper down and rolled the candle to let the tissue paper naturally fall onto the surface of the candle.  There were a few wrinkles, but I was able to smooth those down (for the most part) with an additional layer of matte gel brushed over the tissue paper.

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I formed a bunch of paper roses with my Tattered Pinecone die and I’ve found a chipboard heart in my stash that I painted with a coat of gesso.

I applied a piece of stamped tissue paper to my gesso’d chipboard heart with matte gel and heat dried. Then I rubbed Worn Lipstick & Barn Door Distress Stains over the surface with my finger and heat dried, then I finished this heart with a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, and let air dry.

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Isn’t that crackly surface divine?  Before I adhered it to my candle, I rubbed Black Soot Distress Ink over the surface and edges to highlight those cracks!

I stamped the sentiment, from the TH/SA Simple Sayings set, onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival ink and applied the ripped pieces to the candle with matte gel.

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I wrapped the candle with some funky yarn, adhered the crackly heart with foam squares and hot glued the roses in place.  TA-DA!  That’s all she wrote!!  Pretty easy, right?  With just a few products and items, you can embellish a plain candle any way you need and you’ve got yourself a lovely new piece of home décor, or a unique gift to give.  Don’t be surprised if you see other seasonally decorated candles in the coming year! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by & Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • 6″ Unscented Pillar Candle
  • Distress Paints & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Tissue Paper; Color Core Stock (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Chipboard (cereal box)
  • Tattered Pinecone Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Heart #5 Sizzlet Die (Sizzix)
  • Funky Yarn; Clear Rhinestones
  • Heat Tool; Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Liquitex); Foam Squares; Hot Glue Gun; Round Toothpicks

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