Welcome back to the second day of the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop! We have over 20 of the best crafters working together to create a series of thoughtful handmade gifts for the holidays this season. I hope you bop around from blog to blog collecting creative ideas for your handmade gift-giving this year. Hop along each blog in the list and leave a comment, share the fun ideas you come across, and enter to win a grand prize at the bottom of each blog post. Today's deisgner is the Creative Goddess, Vicki O'Dell - Enojy!
There is a certain Dickens vibe to this trio of stamps that make me think of a cozy Victorian neighborhood covered in snow. The only trouble is that I'm not a HUGE paper crafter. So what's a gal to do?
Go with what you know- home decor - and then do some experimenting to see what you can come up with, that's what.
The experimenting part involved trying to figure out how to stamp on a few candles. I just knew ther had to be a way to pull it off.
It took a little pracitce, but I figured out that if I ink an umounted stamp and then put a shim on each side, in this case two acrylic stamp blocks that are the same thickness of the stamp, and then roll the candle over the stamp I could get a decent impression.
I used a solvent based ink (Like Surfacez from Clear Snap) and let it dry a few minutes before stamping on another house. If you dislike the way a house turns out use a solvent based stamp cleaner (Like Surfacez cleaner) and remove the stamped image from the candle. Just wait a few minutes for the cleaner to evaporate and then buff slightly with a soft cloth and you are ready to try again.
Using a craft stick I swirled on some Aleen's True Snow and then gave it a sprinkle of Diamond Dust.
I put the three candles on a silver charger and added some silver mini ornaments and some sparkly snowflakes. Perfect for a wintery tablescape long after the holidays are over.
I hope you learned a thing or two about stamping on candles, sounds like something fun to try. I have created a prize that includes one of the house stamps Vicki used on the candles. If you''d like a chance to win, just simply leave a comment here on the 100 Proof Press Blog. To enter to win the GRAND PRIZE you will need to used the Rafflecopter you see at the bottom of this post.
I hope you've enjoyed the hop so far, and if you missed it you should check out ALL of yesterday's projects too. The next stop is over at Graphic45. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the last day of the hop.