24 January 2017

Snowy Night

Two candles made with adhesive sheet and a Memory Box die cut. The one on the right has Silk Microfine glitter. The other one is Pearl Ex pigment powder.



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything But a Card
Dies R Us: Winter Blues
More Mixed Media challenge: Blue

Putting It Together

I'm coming down sick so I apologize if this blog post is a little wonkey. I'm starting to lose total coherence *laugh* If the post is a bit odd, forgive me.

I measured around the candle and cut a wide strip of adhesive sheet. I die cut the Horse Sleigh border from the adhesive sheet and trimmed the rest of the band to follow a similar contour. The first candle I used is short so I made the strip thinner.

I removed one of the release sheets and stuck the sheet around the candle.

Like with glitter, I dumped True Blue Pearl Ex on the adhesive over a coffee filter and Swiffer filled tray to contain the mess. I used Pearl Ex because I wanted a blue silhouette and don't yet have blue microfine glitter.

I used a brush to wipe off excess and then poured the excess back into the Pearl Ex jar. The powder wanted to stick to everything! I had to use a wet wipe on the candle as well to wipe away as much excess I could.

The Pearl Ex is almost translucent which is very pretty, but it wanted to stick to the candle (and anything else it touched), The end result is pretty but with a halo.

After work the next day (today), I stopped at the dollar store to pick up a blue candle I had seen there. I cut another strip, though wider, with the sleigh.

The adhesive didn't want to stick to this candle (not as smooth), so I used the heat tool to melt the candle under the adhesive and adhere it with wax. The sticky top it what I really wanted.

Using the same dump, brush, and burnish, I added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter .


  1. WOW these are beautiful .. thanks for the 'how-to' details! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Winter Blues’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Oh my goodness these are gorgeous! I would never have thought to die cut adhesive tape and use it for candles! I am definitely going to be making some of these! LOVE them :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Gorgeous candles! Thanks for sharing the "how to" with us too! I'm so glad you decided to enter the "Winter Blues" challenge at Dies R Us so we could see these beautiful creations!


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