Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Wednesday’s Blog is something NEW!

What is it with candles this week?! I even sent Dave (nicely) to Morrisons to buy some, so that I can make a candle on Telly on Sunday afternoon! But here's one of our lovely new Stained Glass stencils - The Candle!



What you need:

Candle Stencil
or check out 5 for the price of 4
Stained Glass Stencil Windows
Finger Sponge
Blue Card 
(actually, I used the blue paper stencil insert! It is lovely, and it was lying all forlorn on the table, begging to be dressed up!)
Talc and brush

Right, here goes. 
Remove the white wax paper from the sticky sheet and place the stencil in the centre-ish!


Sprinkle Large Gold Gilding flakes over the window onto the sticky.


Using a sponge finger, buff to a glossy finish.


Peel the stencil off. 
Takes a bit of coaxing, but we can do it, and the stencil will be fine xx


Remove the yellow wax paper 
and lay down the very sticky candle onto the blue paper.


Dust with talc


Wipe with a baby wipe and cut out, ready to mount.


The red window? Red paper? Nope. 
White card, then coloured in from the front with a red Promarker.


Which one do you prefer? Red or Blue?
Go on, say it: Green!


I hope you enjoy this trick. The stencils are brilliant for this job.

Love, 

48 comments:

  1. Loved the blog today, another idea on how to use guiding flakes! Will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks again Barbara x

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  2. Another great set of stencils, Christmas list getting longer. I have been making the candles that you blogged about a few days ago but want to try them with your suggestions of mica and embossing - thanks for the tips. Selling at a fair this weekend so hope that they sell. Really enoy the blog, thanks

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  3. stunning another useful idea Barb xx would you do the one with the old photo and the nail polish remover as I have forgotton bits of it xxx please :)

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    1. Ok. I will get it together in the next couple of weeks. X

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  4. Good morning,
    It took me a minute to get the candle connection, this is my favorite of the new stencils. Enjoy your shows. Cheers. Xx

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  5. If no one else is going to say it "I like the GREEN one Barb !! ........no its the red for me as I love bright colours !! :)

    hugs Diane xx

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  6. Morning Barb --GREEN one for me too !! no I like the red one- more great stencils---- xx

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  7. Definitely blue! I love that card you use in the stencils - it is such a pretty blue. Love the new stencils. Pam x

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  8. I will have to have a go at this one Barbara, I have boxes of gilding flakes unopened!

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  9. I am waiting for my 'window' stencils to arrive in the post, now I've seen the effect using Gilding Flakes, Angelina fibres -you're dumped! Looks so effective, thank you.

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  10. Definitely red for me Barbars, such a lovely idea will have to give it a try

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  11. Lovely project...love the gilding flakes and like both of these colours. ....xx

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  13. I agree with Sue Black is so stunning with the Gold of the Gilding Flakes, but love the whole idea xx

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  14. Christmas candles how stunning, think alcohol inks laminator pouch and window stencil, go on Barb give this a go... Joan x

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  15. Great idea love both colours.

    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    xx

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  16. A lovely project. Like both colours though if I had to choose I'd go with the blue - it being my favourite colour. A deep purple colour with gold would look very regal. xx

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  17. This is a great idea and something I will be trying out in the new year as at the moment goy too much on love your daily blogs Barbara xx

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  18. Hi Barbara,
    Love this technique. Love both colours, blue my favourite. X

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  19. looks good in both colours i say and i'll bet it would be ace in green too. Do you think brushing the stencil with talc before putting it on might help to release it quicker off the sticky? And Barb could you remind people to look out for sticky on back of stencils? I've been caught too many times now! xx

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  20. Just lovely, both colours look great, I have silver gilding flakes so might try it on black card.

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  21. Really effective - I'm curious how you use a sponge finger to get rid of the gilding flakes though! I thought they were only good for trifles!! X

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  22. Sorry Barb, I am new at this blogging lark and deleted my earlier comment:-(. I like both colours and wondered if black would look good too. Thank you for sharing

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  23. Excellent!!! Can't wait for mine to arrive... I have my alcohol inks at the ready!!

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  24. Wonderful tip Barbara! That Blue paper that comes with the stencils is really lovely. xx

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  25. I love the red as this makes it feel Christmassy. Yet another great project Barbara. Look forward to seeing the Classroom on Saturday and your Sunday show.

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  26. Lovely Barb, I like them both, esp the Green one lol. Loving the Blogging. Xx

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  27. gorgeous work Barbara - I'm definitely favouring the red one! Lol xx

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  28. Gorgeous I think my favourite is the red one

    Jackie x

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  29. Can't decide which colour I prefer, both are lovely. Really must try using my gilding flakes with stencils as it gives a great alternative look. x

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  30. think I would opt for the blue but both are nice. I love making the candles x

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  31. Blue, without a doubt. A lovely way to use those stencils. Can't wait to try them. Which size of stamps go with the stencils? I could not decide. xx Maggie

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  32. Beautifully done Barbara great technique, now usually I love red but the blue one is shouting at me for some reason! Sooooo Blue it is.

    MaggieH

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  33. Loving the candles & looking forward to the weekend shows...don't know why but suddenly fancy trifle with sponge fingers!!!!

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  34. Loving the candles & looking forward to the weekend shows...don't know why but suddenly fancy trifle with sponge fingers!!!!

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    1. That is cruel, Jeanette. I now have cravings and it is too late to add anything to my Sainsbury's order to get the sponge fingers. xx Maggie

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  35. Looks great but definitely blue for me.

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  36. This blog post just goes to show you don't always have to do complicated....sometimes simple can be so very beautiful....like this xxx oh and I think the red one for me with gold for traditional Christmas...maybe do blue and silver flake for more contemporary Christmas waiting for mine to arrive and I'll give it a go xxx

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  37. Fantastic definitely blue for me x

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  38. Love the Blue and the red but I might have to try Pink or purple...but then you know me! Looking forward to the shows at the weekend although I am going to have to record it on Saturday as I am going to meet my daughter Amy in Manchester at the Christmas Markets! So looking forward to that! Hugs xx

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  39. Hi Barb, beautiful image on this stencil. Looking forward to the shows. Have a good day. Bx

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  40. Love the window - I would do it in black, but then I'm a bit of a traditionalist.

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  41. Lovely :) I prefer the blue too :)

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  42. Brilliant stencil - it looks fab with the flakes xx

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  43. Lovely idea, I must get my guiding flakes out and have a go

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  44. I love the stained glass and guilting flake look, I don't have the stained glass stencils yet so will have to see how well it works with some of the others

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x