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Today I would like to share a candle holder I transformed from a bold, bright Easter design into a mixed media girlie grunge gift with Donna Salazar's fabulous products. If you're not already a follower, thanks for taking the time to follow my blog today.
I created this:
Here are a few close-ups showing the details.
Girlie Grunge Candle Holder Tutorial
Wood candle holder box
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans: Family Cards B, Family Eyelet A
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty: Free B
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Smooch Spritz: Wood Stain, River Mossy
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx: Jasmine, Stormy
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx CHOX: Sparrow, Midnight
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder: Jasmine
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Corrugated Hand Drawn Swirls, card size
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Leaves Stencil
Art Gone Wild ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Dear Sir, Woodgrain
Light Molding Paste
Matte Gel Medium
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Scrap Dots
- Step 1. Prime top of box and beveled box edges with gesso.
- Step 2. Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper just slightly larger than the block sides. I wanted an earthy, grungy feel, so went with this lovely wood grain paper from Donna's Family Jeans Collection. Optional - you could also cut an additional piece for the top and cut a hole to size in it for the candle holder opening.
- Step 3. I used matte gel medium to adhere the paper to the wood block and also brushed the gel medium over the paper to give more durability. Allow to dry completely before the next step.
- Step 4. Sand the paper edges so they are flush with the wood beveled edges of the box. If the edges rip a little like mine did, don't sweat it, they will be painted and inked, so it won't be noticed. Next paint any visible wood with coordinating paints. I used a combination of grey, blue, and white and painted a wood grain design on the top - similar to the design on the patterned paper.
- Step 5. Next I used Donna's Woodgrain stamp with Stormy Mix'd Media Inx CHOX to stamp the top and painted wood edges to coordinate with the paper. Allow to dry completely before the next step.
- Step 6. Stamp the top corner with Donna's Dear Sir stamp using Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and cover with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder. Heat emboss. Repeat for each of the four sides. If you are impatient and the ink used for the wood grain is not quite dry, the embossing powder may stick in unwanted places. You can use a fine tip paint brush to remove any errant embossing powder before heating. (Ask me how I know - lol!!) **Hint** Your stamping does not need to be perfect or exactly the same on each side - I was going for a girlie grunge look so imperfections and variations are preferred here.
- Step 7. Lay your box on it's side and give the stamped area one spritz with Donna's River Mossy Smooch Spritz, then mist with a little water to move the mist around and allow to drip down the side of the box. Heat set. Repeat for all four sides.
- Step 8. Apply light molding paste using Donna's Leaves Stencil. Heat set and repeat on all four sides. Make sure the molding paste is dry and set before doing the next side so you don't squish it.
- Step 9. Mist the stenciled areas with Wood Stain Smooch Spritz and water - allowing the mist to move around and drip. Heat set and repeat on all 4 sides. **Hint** If the molding page gets too dark, you can gently blot it with a paper towel to remove some of the mist.
- Step 10. Apply additional Sparrow CHOX and Stormy Mix'd Media Inx randomly over the box, blending it into the background with a foam applicator or your fingers.
- Step 11. Now it's time to decorate the top of the box. Create one large and two medium Bitty Blossoms flowers. A tutorial on creating these roses using Donna's Spellbinder dies can be found here. Then select two pieces from Donna's Corrugated Hand Drawn Swirls pieces and ink the edges and ridges with Sparrow and Midnight Mix'd Media Inx CHOX. The piece on the right in the photo below is bare and the one on the left has been inked.
- Step 12. Adhere flowers and corrugated flourishes to the top of the box in one corner and across two sides. I wrapped the corrugated flourish over the top and down onto the side of the candle holder. Here is a photo of the completed box.
I hope you have been inspired to get grungy with some Donna Salazar Designs goodies and create a candle holder for a special gift this Christmas.
Your next and final stop on today's
Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop is
Clearsnap's Meihsia Liu
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of participants in today's hop:
Craft Attitude http://www.
Donna Salazar Designs http://
Walnut Hollow http://
100 Proof Press http://www.
ICE Resin http://iceresin.com/
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.
Graphic 45 – Romy Veul - http://scrapstuffandmore.
Clearsnap – Steph Ackerman http://
Sizzix – Tami Mayberry http://tamimayberry.
100 Proof Press – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.
ICE Resin - Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.
Donna Salazar Designs – Nadia Canizzo http://samnadia.
Graphic 45 – Susan Lui http://luv2scrap-pages.
Sizzix - Lorine Mason http://lorinemason.com/
Smoothfoam – Lindsay Obermeyer http://loops.
Donna Salazar Designs – Tracey Sabella http://gracescraps.
Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.