Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Anything BUT a Card at Sassy Cheryl's & Candle Tutorial

Welcome, my darlings!! It's time for another fabulous challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog!! And this week, my clever friend and DT sister, Cathy, has decided she'd like to see . . .

"Anything BUT a Card!"

Well . . . since I really pushed the envelope last week with my "Vintage - Creams & White" DT card (would you believe it looked whiter and creamier in real life?! hehe!) Ahem . . . as I was saying, I decided to really stick to Miz Cathy's theme this week and make a Christmas Tree ornament and candle!! I also thought it might be fun to include a little tutorial on how I made the candle. Warning: Lots of photos!!

Okey dokey . . . here we go . . . . 

Step 1: Obtain a white wax candle . . . either one with a wick (although you won't be lighting this candle) or a battery-operated candle (which is what I used here!) . . .  

Step 2: Select your digi image . . . for today's project, I chose "Princess on Ice" (Lucy Lou) which you can find HERE in the "Oldies But Goodies" section of Sassy Cheryl's Online Store . . . 

Step 3: Tape a piece of white tissue paper to a piece of white paper or cardstock & print image on your computer printer as you normally would . . . 

Step 4: Leave image/tissue paper secured to white paper . . . 

Step 5: Proceed to color with pencils and/or alcohol based (Copic) markers . . . 
NOTE: Be sure to color image darker than you normally would, as it will appear much lighter on the tissue paper against your white candle.

Step 6: After coloring is completed, carefully remove tissue paper from the cardstock/white paper . . . 

Step 7: Trim image with scissors . . . 


Step 8: Place a piece of wax paper directly over the image and wrap around the candle . . .

NOTE: Gather the wax paper in your non-dominant hand . . . being careful to smooth out the wrinkles before moving on to Step 9.

Step 9: Using a heat gun or hair dryer (on warm/hot setting) and a "back and forth" waving motion, blow warm/hot air about 2-3 inches in front of image/candle. When you see the wax paper/image start to become translucent, move to another spot until you've applied heat to the entire image. Avoid holding the hot hair in one spot too long . . . doing so will melt little craters into the candle . . . and you don't want that!


Step 10: Carefully remove wax paper. Voila . . . your image has been magically adhered to (i.e., "melted into") the candle!!

Step 11: Now you can commence decorating your candle . . . (I used this really pretty ribbon . . . with SPARKLES! aarrgghh!)

Step 12: I added some blue diamonds (er, I mean, blue rhinestones . . . hehe!) and a little Liquid Applique (for her fur muff).

I also decided to make a matching Christmas Tree ornament using the same Sassy Cheryl "Princess on Ice" image. This was super-de-duper easy peasy!! I found the little ornament at my local craft store (Michael's) and just colored up (with Copics) a teensy tiny version of my Sassy Cheryl image and inserted it!! Cute, huh?

Here's a peek at the set . . . 

This is how it looks with the candle turned on . . .

And one last pic for good measure!! hehe!


Sooooo . . . there ya have it . . . my "Anything But a Card" goodies! I hope you've enjoyed looking at my latest Sassy Cheryl projects and my candle tutorial. Now . . . please pop on over to Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog and take a peek at what Miz Cathy and the rest of Sassy Cheryl's talented DT ladies have created for inspiration! Just don't expect to see any cards this week!! Then I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! You may just be the winner of 2 free Sassy Cheryl digis!! Lots of luck!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

15 comments:

Za ovinkom said...

You're absolutely amazing Pat!!! You have such a talent! Your colouring is breathtaking and your candle and star is fabulous!
I would just mention sparkles - I don't like it in my home. .o))) On your pic are great!!!
Jasmina

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wow...thank you Pat for that wonderful tutorial...I'm certainly gonna give it a try !! What beautiful projects. Thanks so much.

charlene said...

very cute thanks for the tutorial!

Nicolchen said...

WOW...this is simply fantastic...love your wonderful colouring...thanks for the great tutorial :0)))

Hugs Nicole

Boxofcolours said...

Oh wow, what a great tutorial!
Not sure I am safe to be doing this though......whilst steam cleaning the kitchen floor last week I blasted my knee with steam culminating in a nasty burn & a huge blister!! Calamity Jane strikes again!

Awesome work as always Pat

Hugs
Jane

Cynthia said...

Beautiful projects, Pat! I just created my first altered candle. What a great idea to use a non-flaming candle. Thanks for the great tutorial as well!

jkreucher said...

F A N T A S T I C!!! I have always wanted to make these and have never gotten the nerve to try!
I wonder if the pencils will blend with the gamsol on the tissue paper! I guess trying will tell - won't it:)
love the wonderful blues for Christmas.. the ornament is a great idea too!
lovin everything!!
hugs
Judy

Linda Compton said...

I am sooooo glad you posted the tutorial. Now I don't have to pester you for the instructions. You make it sound so easy, we will see.

Love the addition of all the girly glitter and gems too. It would be Pat without it!

Very smart to use the battery operated candle. I wouldn't want to see Sally melt away. She is too pretty.

Ann English said...

Wowzers, Pat! This is gorgeous and love the tutorial! You knocked this one out of the park, Lady!

Janie Printz said...

Love these wonderful creations Miss Pat & thanks for the super tutorial. I bought several of the flame less candles last year & now you've got me excited to try finally one. Now if I could just figure out your technique for merging 2 digis on one project I would be so happy. Your coloring is beautiful as always on these little cuties.
Hugs, Janie

Sassy Raggedy said...

Just beautiful Pat. Gonna try this from your tutorial...Hugz, joann

Cathy said...

Pat,love your tutorial on how to make the candles for those who have never made them. It has been too long since I have made one, should do it again since you reminded me how awesome they look. Great job kn the challenge gf !!!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful work! I may make a candle this weekend after seeing this. Fabulously done. TFS! Hugz!

Kecia said...

You rocked this! THANK YOU for sharing how you did this! Awesome job on both of the projects and the tutorial.

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is Awesome!!!!! Love it!!