Embellished Candlesticks

 CPS 005Visit the wood supply section of your favorite craft store and use products from Jacquard to create these elegant candlesticks, its easy!

Here is a quick glimpse of the supplies you will need.

Candle sticks 001I made the top of the candlesticks using 4″ wood circles and metal foil sheets. If possible, try to find the circles with thicker sides, it will make attaching the metal foil much easier.

Candle sticks 002To make the scalloped edge, I unrolled a package of Walnut Hollow’s Creative Metal sheet in silver and used a long piece of scalloped edged wood trim to trace the scallops. You could also use scalloped edged cardstock for this step. Wood scalloped edged trim in found in home improvement stores.

 Candle sticks 003After cutting out my scallops, I used Jacquard’s Pinata Inks in Blanco Blanco (White) and Matilla Black to randomly place ink spots on the metal trim. You can speed dry with a heat tool, but the inks dry pretty fast on their own.

 Candle sticks 004To finish the wood sticks, I painted them Neopaque in Black. When dry, I used a color wash of Neopaque in Turquoise so that the black paint would show through.

Candle sticks 006I painted the circle black and used Aleene’s Liquid Fusion to attach the metal foil around the edges of the circle. Using the liquid fusion, I glued the circle to the top of the candlestick. This will need to sit an hour or so before handling so the glue can create a seal.  
 
Candle sticks 007To create the embellishment. Use Staz on ink to stamp a 7/8″ piece of white grosgrain ribbon. Die cut flowers using Sizzix Flower Layers Bigz Dies and Dry brush the edges with Neopaque in black.

Candle sticks 008Layer the flowers together, using some Aleene’s Fabric Fusion to adhere. Cut two 4″ lengths of sheer ribbon and glue on top of the stamped ribbon. Glue this piece to the flowers and top the whole thing off with a centered embellishment and some die cut leaves.

CPS 003Now that the wood circle has dried thoroughly to the top of the candlestick, lay the candlestick on the backside and adhere the embellishment using liquid fusion.

CPS 001Live Life Creatively,

 
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