Hello All and Welcome back!
This is part 2 of my previous tutorial that was posted on Friday morning before the Stampers Anonymous Facebook Live. It is a continuation of the Witch’s Cauldron project, but today’s tutorial will focus entirely on the candles that I created for it. Tim and many of you asked for a tutorial entirely dedicated to the candles.. so here you go!
Plus, you’ll get a little sneak peek of the tombstone project that I created using the new Mini Tombstone that will be shipping out and available for purchase the first week in September. I will be focusing in on that project soon after that.
So let’s begin…
The candle die is included in the new Regions Beyond Thinlets set that was released a few weeks ago…It is full of all sorts of mini witchy and creepy halloween things. I instantly fell in love with the tiny candle set.
I started by cutting the candles out of some paper that I had in my scrap box…my “go to” when it comes to cutting little things out for projects. I always have scraps and pieces of previously stamped, inked and embossed things from my “play with the supplies” days.
This particular piece was done on Distress Watercolor Paper and had been blended with Distress Ink and Oxides (Old Paper and Frayed Burlap) and embossed with the Ledger Script Stamp set. The little area of leaf was from the Media Marks 1 Stamp Set. The embossing had been done with Clear Embossing Powder which made the paper look a little waxy and perfect for a candle!
I blended the candles with a combination of Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Ink. Then colored the wicks and flames with Walnut Stain Distress Marker, Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber, then blended it with a Detail Water Brush. To keep the flames from bending too much, I applied a tiny dot of collage medium to them.
I then adhered the pieces together to create the candle as it appeared on the packaging…
But then I thought, hmm, wouldn’t it be cool if I could put one of those candles into a little glass vial… so, I took the squatty candle and the taller candle, colored them in the same way and adhered them together.
I bent the candles to give them a more rounded look and stuffed the single one inside of a vial. Cutting the candles out of watercolor paper adds to the effect. It’s a much thicker paper and therefore helps to make the candle a more substantial piece and hold the roundness that you are bending it into.
The crackle effect on the little vials is achieved by adding a light coat of Distress Collage Medium with your finger. After applied, set it aside to dry, which only takes a few minutes.
When the collage medium is dry, apply a thin coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint onto the jar with your finger and set it aside to dry. This takes about 15-20 minutes depending on how thick the coat of paint was. When they are dry and crackled add the tip of the Mushroom Alcohol ink bottle up against the cracks and let little bits of the ink creep into the cracks.
After that, rub the bottles with a little bit of Walnut Stain Distress Crayon and then embellished them with string and labels.
Sometimes it’s fun to add a little Grit Paste to the bottles, then add the Mushroom Alcohol Ink and blend them with a little Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons. This gives them a mossy or rusty effect.
Here’s a little peek at the candles on the tombstone that I did that effect on…
I hope you enjoyed this focus in on the candles…keep an eye out, as I’ll be finishing off part 3 of the tutorial very soon.
Have a great day!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Ledger Script (CMS241), Media Marks 1 (CMS362)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Regions Beyond
Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology- Corked Vials
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Distress Watercolor Paper, Clear Rock Candy Paint, Grit Paste, Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink- Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink- Old Paper
Distress Markers- Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain
Distress Crayons- Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools and felt pads, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Detail Water Brush
Alison Jones says
Wow! Your techniques are exquisite. I love all your projects, but your Halloween is the best!! Thanks for sharing.
Beth Butterbaugh says
Oh my!! Stacy, these candles are so incredible! I can’t wait to try this. You are so creative and thank you for sharing with us.
You’re just so clever Stacy! It looks authentically vintage.
I do love Halloween. This wee project is so detailed, the candles, the bottles, well, everything. LOVE it.
Sandy Sherman says
You are the bomb! All the exquisite details! Absolutely love it! Can’t wait until I try some of these techniques and get my hands on these new products! 😊 thank you for sharing your talent your my inspiration!😘
Such incredible details that make everything look so authentic. Super job! Thank you for sharing your techniques for us to learn. Much appreciated!
Fantastic Stacy! I love this and am absolutely going to give this a try on some of my Halloween makes! Thanks for the tutorial!
Christina Sedor says
WOWZA Stacy!! This is insanely cool! Thnx so much for sharing your amazing creativity with us. xxx
Nancy Wethington says
Sherry T says
Ditto!!! On what everyone else has already said…LOL…Loving this project…AND can hardly wait for the Tombstone project!
Rita P. says
Saundra B Grose says
That is amazing!
Martina Noder says
This is brilliant! Keep going, I love your art.
Sara Emily Barker says
Oh, I’m sold on those little die cuts! Dang I just placed my order. You really know how to get your creep on, Stacy! I’m enjoying soaking in all those incredibly spooky details, like how you used the wallpaper and the 3D Botanical folder for your background–just amazing! I bet you had a blast making this! I think I may finally be inspired to start with Halloween!
Lisa Hoel says
super cool!!! I love it. I must get to some Halloween projects!
The candles are the bomb. So completely realistic. I love them in the bottles too. Thanks for sharing.