Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve *AND* New Release Friday at A Day for Daisies!
One of the wonderful things about going home is being able to spend time with my sister. I love hanging out with her and being able to talk face to face and reminisce and laugh about stuff - just real quality time! One of our most memorable times together was a trip we took to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Growing up in the mid-west, Shell and I did not have many opportunities to vacation at the beach. In fact, we were both grown before we even saw the ocean, let alone vacation there. So it's a special memory for us. Once I saw the images for the new release this week (find them all HERE), I knew Shelly would love the image of the sisters on the beach and I wanted to make something for her using the image.
The technique I used can be found at Split Coast Stampers and it was super quick and fun. What was really great is that I needed only a few things to be able to make this and considering I was traveling and didn't have the advantage of my fully-equipped craft room, this project was ideal! I brought my copics and laptop with me and here are the other things I used:
ADFD digital images, Shells "B" and "E" , and "At The Sea With Sister"
Flameless candles - I got my set at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $9 while "after-Christmas" shopping!
White tissue paper - plenty laying around from Christmas presents
Wax paper (enough just to cover the image) - Mom's kitchen
Heat gun - borrowed my Mom's
I printed the images onto the tissue paper, colored them, and then cut them out leaving about a 1/4" edge all around the image. I placed the image on the candle where I liked it and then covered it with the wax paper. Using the heat gun, I melted the wax from the wax paper over the tissue which adhered it to the candle! Just a word to the wise - the flameless candles are made from wax too and it will melt also so you don't want to heat it too much. I found that it was much like embossing. Once my images were colored and cut out, it took literally only a minute to a minute and a half to adhere the images to the candle!
I wish you all the very best for the new year! Hey Shell - we should plan a beach trip for 2011 too ;)
Posted by Lisa