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Couture Creations DT Reveal | Special Occasions Decorative Embellished Candle

Posted by on 11 Jul 2018 in Couture Creations Design Team, Home Decor, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas | 0 comments

Hi everyone and welcome to my post today which is a Decorative Embellished Candle that would be perfect as a Gift or Special Occasion Table Setting.  The products I have used just happen to be from the new Special Occasions collection from Couture Creations.  This collection would also make the most beautiful Invitations for a Wedding, Engagement, Christening, Anniversary or Special Birthday.  

I have used a white candle that I purchased from Target, however any pillar candle in white or cream would work just as well.

I started by choosing the papers, foil and cutting dies that worked together to create a simple and elegant design.  I added Diecut’N Bond to the back of the Silver Damask Paper before diecutting it with the Swirling Banners Die.  The addition of the Diecut’N Bond makes assembly simpler and easier, and helps keep the intricate border in place.

I prefer to use Embossing, Foil & Glitter Tape to adhere the layers that don’t have the Diecut’N Bond.  I also find that adhering each layer separately prevents buckling – which will occur if the layers are stuck together prior to adding them to the Candle.

I foiled two identical embellishments with Matte Gold Foil and a limited release Hot Foil Stamp to hide the join in the band layers.  If you would like to purchase this Hot Foil Stamp which is part of a three piece set please contact your local Couture Creations Stockist.

I added Adhesive Pearls to the two embellishments before adhering them together with the Embossing, Foil & Glitter Tape – making them easier to glue to the Candle in the next step.

Helmar 450 Glue is super strong and takes some time to dry, allowing for a bit of movement to get embellishments into the perfect spot before they dry.  This benefit also requires some patience as the creation process really needs to stop until the 450 Glue is dry before moving the Candle around.

Whilst waiting for the Glue to dry the Butterfly layers could be assembled using 3D Glue Spots and Foam Tape.  The Foam Tape is between the solid layers and the 3D Glue Spots are the best choice for sticking the Butterfly to the Candle.  There are two solid layers and one lace layer to the Butterfly – using the same papers as in the other elements of the Candle. 

It was really exciting as the elements came together and the finished Candle took shape – just the drying Glue was holding up the process.

Couture Creations products I have used:

  • ULT157908 Special Occasions Adhesive Pearls
  • CO726402 Special Occasions Silver Damask Foiled A4 White Paper
  • CO726403 Special Occasions Gold Damask A4 White Paper
  • ULT157928 Special Occasions Layered Butterfly Decorative Die
  • ULT157943 Special Occasions Swirling Banner Decorative Die
  • CO725403 A4 Gold with Draft Lines Mirror Foil Board
  • CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape
  • ULT157644 Diecut’N Bond
  • CO723894 7mm Embossing, Foil & Glitter Tape
  • CO723817 3D Glue Spots
  • CO726218 Seaside & Me Heat Activated Foil Pack (Matte Gold)
  • CO725032 Go, Press & Foil Machine
  • CO725159 Stainless Steel Scissors
  • H00043 Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue 125ml

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this insight into how I create Decorative Embellished Candles – have a wonderful day

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Altered Paintbrush

Posted by on 28 Jun 2014 in Home Decor, Mixed Media Art, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies | 0 comments

Altered Paintbrush by Alicia Redshaw

A little while ago I liked an Altered Paintbrush Swap on Facebook, and somehow I also signed-up for it too.  So to cut a long story short I made my Altered Paintbrush, sent it away and then forgot all about it – moving along to last week I thought I had better check if it had arrived safely and it did….so now I am here to share some images of my Altered Paintbrush.  I love how it turned out and will definitely be making one for my new Studio (when I get the time of course).Altered Paintbrush by Alicia Redshaw Altered Paintbrush by Alicia Redshaw Altered Paintbrush by Alicia Redshaw Altered Paintbrush by Alicia Redshaw

Products used:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mist (Tea Pot Purple)
Viva Décor Precious Metal (500, 501)
Daler Rowney FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic (Sundown Magenta)
Golden GAC-100 Multi-purpose Acrylic Primer
Golden Absorbent Ground (white)
Golden Extra Heavy Gel (semi-gloss)
Golden Gesso (white)
American Crafts Glitter tape
Faber Castell Gelato (Coconut)
Golden Matte Medium
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Letter
Archival Ink (Grape)
Prima flowers
Hazel & Ruby Tissue wrap
Hot glue gun
Charms & Resin shapes – Scrapbook Fantasies

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Christmas Makes

Posted by on 31 Dec 2011 in Home Decor, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies | 0 comments

I also forgot to share the ornaments and notebook I made for the December Card Club at Scrapbook Fantasies.  Once again I won’t go into the details, and anyone needing more info is welcome to leave a message or send me an email and I will be happy to help.

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Card Club Halloween Swap

Posted by on 22 Oct 2011 in Cardmaking, Copics, Home Decor, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies | 0 comments

This is what my desk looked like on Tuesday night after a big creativity session making Naomi-Jon and my Halloween swap items for today at Scrapbook Fantasies.

This is my Haunted House Pencil Holder.  I have used some Tim Holtz cutting dies and a lot of Ranger products to create the Haunted House as per Tim’s tag instructions on his Blog.

This is the Lantern Basket I made for Naomi-Jon to swap.  The La-La Land stamp has been Copic coloured and paper pieced.  The lantern basket is similar to the one featured in the Chocolate Dreams issue of the Magnolia Magazine.

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WOYWW – Pif Gift

Posted by on 25 Jun 2011 in Cardmaking, Home Decor, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas | 2 comments

This is the gift that I made for the WOYWW 2nd Anniversay PiF swap.  I sent it to Spyder (Lyn) in the UK and it has finally arrived.  I really hope she enjoys this notebook as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The card that I sent with it was featured in this post just before the 2nd Anniversary.

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Posted by on 21 Dec 2010 in Family Life, Home Decor | 0 comments

We had our traditional “Family” Santa portrait today at Stockland and the kids each received an ornament decorating kit from Santa.  This is the beautiful piece of art that Noah created with his, with the addition of half a bottle of Kindy Glitz.  (It is actually a Gingerbread Man)

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