Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas

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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Cardmaking Class – Mini Photo Flipbook

Posted by on 1 May 2017 in Cardmaking, Classes, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies | 0 comments

It is that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Tuesday @ 10am, Wednesday @ 6.30pm and Saturday @ 10am, which is actually a Mini Photo Flipbook using the Kaisercraft Wildflower collection.  Please note that it is a essential to book for the Wednesday night class.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer and score-pal if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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My Cardmaking Class this Week at Scrapbook Fantasies

Posted by on 10 Apr 2017 in Cardmaking, Classes, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies | 0 comments

It is that time of the week again when I reveal the Cards I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Tuesday @ 10am, Wednesday @ 6.30pm and Saturday @ 10am, however this week I am teaching a Mini-album that would be a perfect alternative to a card – along with a handmade flower technique I know everyone will enjoy.  Please note that it is a essential to book for the Wednesday night class.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer and score-pal if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Snail Mail Folio Class at Scrapbook Fantasies

Posted by on 6 Jul 2016 in Cardmaking, Classes, Kids Art & Craft, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I am teaching this new Class at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week (Thursday 7 July @ 10am), creating this fun Snail Mail Folio with a Party theme.

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The class is only $20, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer if you have one.

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Don’t forget you can see all of my classes for 2015 and 2016 (as I teach them) in My Classes Gallery.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Snail Mail Folio Class at Scrapbook Fantasies

Posted by on 28 Jun 2016 in Cardmaking, Classes, Kids Art & Craft, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbook Fantasies, Scrapbooking | 0 comments

I am teaching this new Class at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week (Thursday 30 June @ 1pm), creating this fun Snail Mail Folio with a Beach theme.

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The class is only $20, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer if you have one.

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Don’t forget you can see all of my classes for 2015 and 2016 (as I teach them) in My Classes Gallery.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

Posted by on 1 Apr 2015 in Cardmaking, Mixed Media Art, Off-the-Page & Gift Ideas, Scrapbooking | 3 comments

Time flies when your having fun, especially when it is creative fun.  I can hardly believe that it has been nearly a year since I applied to be on the 2014 Kaisercraft Design Team, when I was lucky enough to get through to the second round.

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So here I am again with my 2015 Design Team application post and some of my favourite recent Kaisercraft projects.  I have to admit that it was really difficult to narrow down the list of favourites so I have included a little gallery at the end of this post showcasing some additional favourites.

I don’t just love the fact that Kaisercraft Collections are perfectly co-ordinated, there are also the most wonderful dies, templates, embellishments and stamps in the range too.  I am particularly fond of mixing products from different Collections together, as I have done on my Altered Journal project.

Therefore my first project to share is an Altered Journal which I am going to use for my Morning Pages.  Those of you who have read “The Artist Way” by Julia Cameron will know what I mean, and for the rest of you these pages are filled with a spill of thoughts and feelings that help with the creative process – and self love.  I felt that I needed a pretty place to keep them and this journal just needed a facelift, so a project just for me was born.

Love Life Altered Journal by Alicia Redshaw

Kaisercraft products: On Stage – P1771 Backstage; All That Glitters – PS397 Gold Glitter; Oh So Lovely – P1790 Femme; Decorative Dies – DD516 Vines, DD522 Berry Vine, DD500 Script Words; Embellishments – EM405 Paper Doilie, FL544 Flourish Hanging Birdcage, SB729 Flourish Swirls; Flowers – F660 Mini Paper Blooms Amethyst, F655 Mini Paper Blooms Cranberry, F639 Paper Blooms Fuchsia, F631 Paper Blooms Sea Breeze, F643 Paper Blooms Amethyst; Other – EM422 Journal Kraft, T607 Template Flutter, KC042 Kaisercolour Tropical Water, CD161 Lagoon Weave Cardstock, CS795 Clear Stamp Texture Botanical, Resin Flower
Matisse products: Gel Medium (Gloss), Gesso, Matt Medium, Structure Metallic Gold

Now for a couple of close-ups showing the embellishment details and the texture in the background that I created with paper, paint, mist and stamping.  There are tonnes of layers in the background and anyone wanting a rundown is welcome to contact me or leave a comment.

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My second creation is a layout that I truly love using the fabulous XO Collection.  I really enjoyed creating this layout, especially since it uses a lot of white space and just a touch of Mixed Media allowing my family in the photograph to shine.  This layout also inspired a class I taught in January, which is pictured at the end of this post.

Love Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Kaisercraft products: XO – PP956 Paper Pad; Decorative Dies – DD105 Love Hearts, DD704 Hello; Other – CD601 Premium Cardstock White
Derivan products: Kindy Glitz Crystalina

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My final project is a set of cards created using the Off The Wall Collection, which is one of my favourites from this past year.  The cards have a real Grungy Mixed Media feel, and I think they would be perfect for any teenage boys Birthday.

Cardmaking Class with Alicia Redshaw

Kaisercraft products: Off The Wall – P1666 Loud, P1667 Game Time, P1669 Tag, P1673 Extreme, CS195 Clear Stamps; Decorative Dies – DD307 Party, DD704 Hello; Other – T616 Template Stars, IP719 Small Ink Pad Black, CD601 Premium Cardstock White, CS149 Texture Stamp Chevron
Matisse products: Gesso, Structure Metallic Silver
Sizzix products: Bigz XL Alpha Die Block Talk by Tim Holtz, Texture Fade Riveted Metal by Tim Holtz

Of course there are lots of layers of paint, mist, stenciling, embossing, inking, doodling and stamping on these fun cards.

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Well that is it for a very long post that helped to remind me how varied my style really is, and just how much I love to create – whether it is a scrapbook layout, a card, a set of invitations/placecards, a mixed media canvas or an altered something-or-rather.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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