May 29, 2007

one craft project

I finally tried a project I've been wanting to do for a long time; making a candle shade from vellum, to use with a wine glass candleholder.
It's pretty simple, actually- I found a template for the shade shape on the internet and cut it out. I then stamped the design onto the vellum with VersaMark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder on it. (I did have to scrape off some extra sprinkles of powder here and there). Once I did that, I heated the powder with my heat gun to melt it, then glued the two sides of the shade together. Add a votive candle to a wineglass, pop the shade on, and voila! a candleholder. This one doesn't look too bad for a first attempt, but I over-heated the vellum in a few spots. It's actually very pretty when lit, too!

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