Friday, November 16, 2012

2012 Calendar Challenge - Candles


Any form of candles are the challenge for this week's calendar over at The Craft Barn HERE.   I decided to use candle wax for an impression using a rubber stamp.  I had a lot of trouble with keeping the wax from sticking to the stamp and not the background but a little Versamark and patience in waiting for it to cool properly gave me impressions on the cage, background and bird.  I highlighted the raised areas with rub-ons.  My background is a single-ply paper napkin torn to pieces and glued to the cardstock.  I used a die cut bird in a gilded cage embellished with eyelets and beads and a charm, I thought it would be a temptation to the kittens on the calendar. 


5 comments:

lena-dailyscrap said...

Looking great!

Sylv said...

The vibrant colours are wonderful, love the birdcage and all the detail with the was stamping.

Elaine said...

Love the colours you've used and that stamping in the wax is great!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous page, great colors, texture and elements.

Craftyfield said...

The background wax texture works very well and I love the birdcage. Need to try your technique and use Versamark before stamping in the wax. Adding colour with rub-on is also a great idea...