Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter crafts

I have a white candle that I wanted to stamp on, so I thought I'll follow this tutorial: http://splendidstamping.blogspot.se/2012/08/candle-tutorial-by-sara.html?m=1

I started by stamping Easter Anya on a vellum sheet, and then the hearts from Glimmer Bean on the side (img).

Then I painted it, and cut it out.

However, the transfer didn't work, it just melted the candle. So I thought I'd do it the regular way with a napkin. I stamped Anya again, and then the flowers from Sitting lovely to sitt on the bottom of the candle. I then painted it with Pro Markers just like I painted the first one.

And I used a baking sheet and a heating gun to attach it to the candle (only using the outer layer of the napkin). But for me it still melted the candle more than neccesary, so for you that doesn't own one, just use the back of a spoon heated on the stove and hold it to the candle. More time consuming, but at least that result gets better...

I also wanted to decorate an Easter egg that you fill with candy. It was craft brown, so I used gesso to get it white. Then I stamped the same flowers round the border with black StazOn, and a bird from the Sunshine kit on the top.

It was hard to get the imprint of the flowers nice, but that will sort it self out when I paint it.

I started with painting the top and bottom with blue and green acrylic paint, and let it dry. Then I painted the petals with a red Posca pen, and put a white dot in the middle of them. The bird was painted with a yellow Posca, and a black dot for the eye.

Well, so what to do with the vellum Anya?! I made a brick wall by using Modeling paste on a brick templete, let it dry, and then used Distress ink Fired brick on it.

Since the vellum is transparent, adding it to the front makes her look like a ghost... So I made an aperture, and lined it with black Stickles. Finally I wrote a greeting on a dark gray scrap and put it at the bottom of the card.

1 comment:

Åsa Bengtsar said...

Så fint! :-)
& jag blev så glad, både för det söta påskägget & det läckra kortet, tack! @-}--
Kramis/Åsa