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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Faux Candles (by Julie)

Hello crafters! The countdown has begun...are you ready? What do you mean no!
If you would like a quick decoration idea then you are in luck as I have two faux candles to show you. They are both stamped with the rather lovely Winter Edges and really don't require too much effort.

Firstly take some copier paper and place it down in portrait style. Ink up the Winter Church Edge with Onyx Black Versafine and stamp along the bottom of the page to make a continuous border, then cut your page so it measures approx 8.5 cm high. You will need to cut a piece of acetate the same size.
You will then need to reach for your Pan Pastels and sponge over Blues and Greys, with yellow around the silhouette. Take off the excess dust with a kitchen towel before patting the entire strip of paper with Versamark, or any other clear embossing ink before adding clear embossing powder and heating. Do this twice so you have a nice smooth finish.

Next step is to staple your pre-cut acetate to make a cylinder and then wrap your embossed design around the outside and secure with double sided tape. Dab silver Distress Paint around the edges, top and bottom, then place the finished candle over a battery operated tea light.

The Christmas tree candle is made in the same way, however I allowed more height to take account of the design being taller than the Winter Church scene, so this candle is 10.5 cm tall. The trees were coloured with brush markers and I swapped the dark blue Pan Pastel for a lighter, icier blue.

Many thanks for looking and hope to see you again soon.

Julie xx


  1. Two amazing projects with the beautiful CB stamps , I love these very much!!

    Have fun¡¡

  2. What a great idea! They look beautiful!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, wonderful idea for gifts too, Kate x

  4. Adorable! Great idea and they look so beautiful!!

  5. This is a great idea Julie and I love the stamps you have used on both. The battery tealight shines through beautifully. x

  6. Lovely project, what a great idea.


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