I have not made any of my candles recently and now seem to be on a bing with them. I did one a couple of weeks ago, this one today and another one in the pipeline which I am trying to do a video tutorial on - that is a challenge in itself lol. Anyway, here is todays candle :)
I use crayons to colour my candle wrapper images as I find they work the best, this one was coloured with Faber Castelly Polychromos
And here is the image fully coloured.
When working with candles it is imperative to think of fire safety, I would so hate to be the cause of a fire in somebody's home from one of my candles, so I have a couple of produces which are totally safe for decorating. One is a gold dust and the other is a water based varnish. To cover up the rubbish gold border I used the gold dust and tried to get a a vibrant distressed look. This was applied with a soft sponge for the top and then I used a wide paintbrush to sweep around the upper section of the wrapper. To balance the gold out I added some more to the rocky outcrop at the bottom of the candle. Finally a quick layer of the candle water based varnish to add a shine and all done :)
- Image - 'Hope' by Rebecca Sinz
- Colouring Medium - Faber Castelly Polychromos
- From my Stash - gold dust, candle varnish and the candle.
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx