Wednesday, January 7, 2015

ADORNit Feature - Art Play Paintables "Love" Candle

On Monday, the design team at Mountain Plains Crafters participated in a joint blog hop with ADORNit; creator of all things, fabric, paper crafts and the all new Art Play Paintables, designed by artist Lindsay Ostrom.  We created sooooo many lovely things that I'm breaking it down in a more detailed format this week, featuring each of my creations in detail with tutorials. 

To see all the projects from the ADORNit blog hop, go here:

*I'm so happy to say, that this candle has been chosen to be on display at the ADORNit booth next week at the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Winter Mega show in Anaheim, CA.*

Today's creation is a watercolor painted candle.  This is so easy to do, you won't believe it.  You will need these tools:  a pillar candle, tissue paper (the kind used in gift bags), a heat tool, and wax paper, along with your coloring tools

I started by tracing over the Art Play Paintable design from the "Happy" collection, with tissue paper using first a black Marvy fine point Le Pen, then coloring with my Tombow dual brush pens.  I even used my Tombow blender pen to give some highlights here and there on the wording.


Next, cut out your colored tissue design leaving about 1/4" border.  Place it where desired on your candle.  Take a large piece of wax paper, wax side down, and hold it tightly over your design and around candle.  (I was so into my project, forgot to take a picture of this step!) Take your heating tool, (I use an embossing heat tool found in craft stores) and slowly heat your design. These heat tools get very hot, so be sure not to burn your fingers.  You will visibly see the melting or beading of wax occur after a few seconds.  The entire heat process only takes about a minute.  When finished, slowly peel off the wax paper and you are left with a stunning candle!  These make wonderful gifts for any occasion.  You will be amazed at the color and clarity.  Every bit of it transferred to this candle.  Have fun with this technique!

Check back tomorrow for details on my next project.

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