Handmade for the Holidays: Mixed-media Decoupage Candle
I promised you a tutorial this week and here it is - not a moment too soon! I am showing you how to make a mixed-media decoupage candle. You can do a holiday theme or just choose photos and papers to suite the person you are making it for.
Gather a bunch of supplies: paper, magazines, glitter, charms, ribbon, rick rack, and other embellishments.
Don't forget the candle! Use a Mexican Prayer Candle, they are very inexpensive and you can find them pretty much anywhere. I got mine from the 99Cent Clearance Center. Dollar Tree has them also.
Remove the paper label.
Decide which images you'd like to use. You can use scrapbooking paper, pages from books and magazines, or photographs if you wish.
Get your decoupage medium ready. I am using the Crafty Chica™ Glossy Gloss Varnish™.
Brush your decoupage medium all over the back of the paper.
Position the paper.
Smooth out all of the bubbles. Re-position the paper if you get bubbles or if the paper doesn't fit snugly.
Layer your decoupage medium onto the paper. Keep adding coats until the edges are adhered and the paper is protected by a glossy coat. I started out with a brush but it kept shedding hair onto my projects so I switched to a sponge brush which worked really well.
Let it dry for a few hours then get ready for the fun part!
Embellish until your heart desires.