Monday, 27 April 2015

MWLW New Release: Mermaids at Sea!

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

I'm here to share a candle I made for

This week's New Digital Release is all about the Mermaids!:Friendship, All is Calm and Love

I used Love this week- Just love the mermaids, they are all unique and so GORGEOUS!

I started with aqua ribbon around the base of the candle and then used some Shells I found at the ocean by my house (cleaned of; the tiny ones are from Michael's. Used aqua Skittles as I thought it looked like beach glass. The netted ribbon is from soon as I saw it, I was like "Ooooooo that looks like netting!" so I twisted it up and around the candle and attached seashells and skittles to look like it was caught in the netting. 

Here's a close-up of my colored image with SN Markers:

Here's a side view of the netting with it's catch of the day! And yes, I have burnt fingertips from attaching those lil' guys with a glue gun! Note to self: Find tweezers that will hold awkward shells before going near a HOT glue gun again...LOL!:

and here's the back of the candle:

How did I do this you ask? 
  1. I taped tissue paper onto Cardstock- ensure to tape the tissue to the BACK of the card stock so it's folded over the edges. This ensures its stays tight and will run thru the printer smoothly. 
  2. I printed the image and colored it with SN Markers while it's still ATTACHED to the cardstock. This ensures that you don't tear the tissue as you color it. Just be careful and use flicking or subtle motions...I went over colors with the violet and teal by layering the colors versus trying to blend it on the tissue paper. 
  3. Once it's colored, I cut around the image and placed it on the candle where I wanted it. Wrapped it with wax paper and heated with my embossing gun. Just be sure to heat evenly by sweeping back and forth versus heating the same spot as you want to heat enough to stick the wax onto the tissue paper not melt the candle underneath. You'll know it's attached to the candle,  as your image will come thru the wax paper clearer. ;o)
  4. That's it, you decorate and embellish as desired.
Be sure to check out  the other DT's FABULOUS creations using this week's New Releases:


Our GDT this month:

Don't forget we have a fun PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE going on right now!  You can purchase I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH for 50% for the first 2 weeks of the challenge. You must use this image only to enter this month's challenge. If you create something (not just a colored image) with this month's image  then you will receive next month's image FREE! You have until Midnight (EST) on April 30th. :o)

Wait, there's more...there's a Monthly Cupcake freebie- here - Get it before it's gone! 

Check out the tasty make Karen made with it here and leave her some luv!

Happy Craftin'!


Crafting Vicky said...

That is just adorable! Love the back of it as well!!!!

Karen said...

Amy this is just amazing hun..
I have only ever tried getting an image onto a candle once and sweetie it DID NOT turn out this good! Laughing.xx

paola said...

You have out done yourself m'dear! this is fabulous work! Very creative and I would never had thought to do it. Thank you for sharing on how to create our own lovely candles. Gorgeous! :)