Thursday, March 1, 2012

Inspirational Candle - Using Graphique!

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The other day I told you about the great news, a Dollar Tree has opened only 2 blocks from my house!

Yippee for Me!
Not so yippee for my purse but that's a whole other story.
Have you ever only spent a dollar in the dollar store?

Today I'm sharing an inspirational candle I whipped up using, you guessed it... a $ store candle!


Last week while persusing Etsy I happened upon a shop called Graphique.
Graphique has the most gorgeous digital download images.
I am a painter at heart but lately I've fallen hard for vintage and french typography and images found on pillows, tea towels, jewelry, and crafts all over blogland.

As usual, I had Alexis (boom boom) on the brain and her upcoming Sweet 16 this summer (we'll discuss that later...mmmkay?)  fell hard in love with a sweet sentimental image and just had to purchase it!

You may remember back here when I mentioned crafting with a purpose to lift self esteem.

Well here ya go... An Inspirational Candle!
(not that I really want her playing with flames, but it's pretty to look at)

I started out by shrinking and printing the image onto a piece of tissue paper.  I was afraid it would jam in the printer, but I had no issues.  I simply taped it down to a piece of cardstock and printed.


Since I planned on Mod Podging the image to the glass,  I took it outside and sprayed over the image with a crystal clear sealer since water (or mod podge) and ink jet ink do not mix!  This step kept the ink from running all over the place.


I simply covered the dollar store glass candle with white strips of tissue paper which I ripped oh so carefully and slapped on with the glue, wrinkles and all, I like the wrinkles!


I ripped the tissue carefully around the sealed Graphique image, centered it, and decoupaged it on.
I wanted to add some subtle bling and grabbed my glitter.
*hint - be careful not to leave the lid off the glitter while you reach around your messy workspace looking for something to glitter into... or you  may have a glittery mess on your hands...


I finished off out candle with some twine I also picked up at the dollar store to add a bit of 'old' rustic charm.
Just wrapped and tied it off above and below the graphic.



Not too bad if I may say so.  A powerful sentiment in a beautiful vintage looking way all for under $3!


What about you?  Do you have a craft idea to share with us here at Tiaras and Bowties meant to inspire?
Email me... I'd love to see it and feature it here!

Have a Beautiful Day!




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3 comments:

andie jaye said...

that turned out so gorgeous! that quote is perfect! definitely something that rings true to me! email me when her birthday is :)

Marisa said...

I really like it and it would make a great gift. I'm also a new follower. I found you throug Tiaras and Bowties. Have a great day.

Kadie said...

I really like this saying. I LOVE the way the candle turned out. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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