Tuesday, December 20, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Flowers


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Poinsettias and candles say Christmas time to me so for my project today I combined the two.
I used alcohol ink to make the candle. It was a fun process that didn't take any time at all.
Supplies:
Candle - mine was light pink to start with so color doesn't matter
Alcohol Ink - I used citrus
Plastic - this needs to be bigger than your candle - I used the plastic from an old Cricut mat but you could use plastic warp, a grocery bag, acetate, anything that the ink will sit on top of

Start by placing enough ink on the plastic to cover you candle. My candle was a 3" pillar and it took less than a teaspoon of ink. Roll you candle in the ink giving it a solid base coat. Let dry.

Once dry drip 1-2 drops of ink down the side of the candle. I only used one color but you could use as many as you want. Let dry.
To adorn the candle I used Winter Woodland and cut the poinsettia at 1 1/4", 1 3/4" and 2 1/4" twice each. I used the spoon-like tool from my Cricut tool kit and the foam to curl the petals. I then used my paper piercer to poke a hole in the center of each flower and threaded a flower shaped brad through. I also poked a hole in both ribbons and threaded the brad through those too. I used Glue Dots to secure my ribbons to my candle.

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5 comments:

LisaM said...

Love how you changed the color of the candle! Cool project!

Doris P. said...

very pretty!! love the flower and fun when we can change the appearance parkernana5@cox.net

the purple muse said...

I have never seen that technique before! I have so many not so nice colored candles and a lot of ink! Fabulous idea!!

~Tammy S

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

great idea, makes me want to go buy candles

shersl84bed said...

so pretty! I love decorating candles. I've never heard of doing it with alcohol inks, but I love the beautiful effect.

Smiles Sher
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