Monday, June 9, 2014

Arnold Grummer's Papermaking - Simple Candle Embellishments

Summer time is here and it a time for sitting or dining outside. Candles always add a wonderful element to entertaining.

For this project I created some simple candles that can be used inside or outside for adding some glow to a summer setting.

Recycled jars make great candle holders but embellishing them with a little something extra makes them a bit special.

I made casting using the "dragonfly" casting molds with the cotton linter squares.  Follow  the directions to blend the squares with water in a blender, followed by pressing the pulp into the mold and removing water and then drying.  Instructions can be found in the package of the Linter Squares.

The casting are fine left the way they come from the molds but I chose to add some color to the images.  The dragonfly body was delicately painted with metallic paints.  The wings were coated with Glossy Accents glaze and then sprinkled with clear rock candy Distress stickles dry glitter.  Turquoise Perfect Pearls was brushed carefully onto the background area.  A touch of paint in a round the edges of the squares to finish it off.
I trimmed the squares with deckle decorative scissors.

A strip of wood grain paper ribbon is glued around the jars and the dragonfly square is glued to the center of the strips to complete the embellishing.

If you haven't tried paper making or paper casting go to the Arnold Grummer website and check out the products, ideas, videos and place an order using the code: SUMMER20 when placing an order.

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