Steps to prepping the roll. Apply the ink directly to the embossing folder before you run through the machine. After you have embossed the roll, you can sand the roll to enhance the embossing.
I’ve been making these wax ornaments since the 60’s. They’re easy to make using left over candles – recycling at its best – and they look so pretty on the tree since the wax glows when it catches the light. You can also make them from beeswax for an “antique” look and color them with “Rub’n Buff”.
BTW: This is a adult craft and not recommended for children.
cookie cutters onto wax paper. You can use a variety of sizes and shapes. Don’t let the wax overheat. You’ll know when it’s ready by dipping a metal spoon into the liquid wax. If the wax coats the spoon as soon as you pull it out, then it’s at the right temperature. Spoon wax slowly into the cookie cutters. It should be about 3/8″ thick. Don’t worry if some of the wax seeps out around the sides, you can break it away when the wax becomes hard. Let the wax harden then gently pop the cookie away from the wax. The little angels were made by pouring wax into a candy mold. Let these harden in the freezer for 15-20 mins, then tap the mold sharply on the counter – the shapes will pop right out. The best thing about this project is, that if one of the ornaments breaks, or doesn’t look right, you just pop it back in the double boiler. Definitely a “McGoof proof” project. Once all the ornaments are made I thread gold or silver thread onto a tapestry needle, then heat the end of the needle in a candle flame and push through the top of the ornament. When using a candy mold, make a hanger first by knotting the ends of about a 4″ piece of thread, then placing it into the mold before adding the wax.
More ideas to come so, ya’ll come back now!
Vintage flea market find bottles with adorned with Nunn Design pendants.
TREAT BAG TOPPERS 656774 Is the Sizzix die featured today. If you have school aged children this die will come in so handy. It is great for teachers gifts, classroom parties and as a token of appreciation to many others. I love to bake so I see this die coming in very very handy. I also thought the extra pieces for embellishments would make nice cards, I used one of the treat toppers for a purse instead of using it as a topper.
Tools:Sizzix Big Shot, Scissors
Materials – Clearsnap Chalk ink, 3D pearl pens, Crafters Warehouse Stencils, Prism papers, Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®, Hero Arts Stamps
I made the little flower by using a quilling technique. The die cuts I used are border dies and I just knew they could be used for more. I also used the same quilling technique for the flower on this piece.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. Come back soon for a tutorial on how to make the quilled flowers.
Who says recycling isn’t a great thing? Upcycle an old lighting fixture by piecing out the crystals and turning them into ornaments. What? You don’t have a spare vintage light fixture lying around? That is okay. This type of crystal can easily be found at flea markets and salvage stores. If you have never been to either one, you really should go. If you want to purchase new crystals you can find them at Hobby Lobby and many other big box craft stores. For this technique try to find flat back crystals. For complete directions check out the December Issue of Crafts N Things Magazine. It is available via subscription on their site or on the newsstand at most big box stores.
Tools : Needle nose pliers with cutter, Microtip Scissors, Sandpaper, pencil
Materials : Kaisercraft – Winter Wonderland Collection paper and green crystals, Toner – Copper wire, Clearsnap Chalk ink – Chestnut Roan, Ilovetocreate – Aleene’s® Paper Glaze, Vintage Crystals, Misc. ribbon
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