So I saw this really sweet idea on One Pretty Thing for these candles with photos decoupaged onto them. The tutorial was from Vintage Image Craft, and they are SO lovely! Exhibit A:
I decided I MUST make these candles with Emmy's face slathered onto them for every person I know for Christmas. I wasn't going to post about this because, obvi, you'd all be receiving one.
I ordered my printable Vellum Paper immediately from here (fyi - I ordered the paper on Tuesday and it came Wednesday - awesome!) and when I got home tonight I snagged the only white candle in the house - one I think we've had since like, 2003. It's a bit haggard, but I figured it'd work for trial-run purposes.
Now, in true Sarah Style, I never actually read the tutorial for making these candles. I just scrolled through really fast and said no-problem-I'm-making-these. I grabbed my Martha Stewart Decoupage Glue and had at it.
|Scary! Halloween's over!|
|The vellum is peeling!|
|Wrinkly baby face!|
|The ink schmeared!|
So, in NO WAY is this meant to be a bad review of the original tutorial. I actually went back and *read* the thing, and when I got to the part about kitchens and pots and boiling water, I jumped out the window in a ball of fear-fire.
I think I'll try again - it's SUCH a beautiful result, if you're willing to, aherm, do it right.
If I DO successfully accomplish these candles, disregard this post, as you'll be receiving one for Christmas.
You never saw this.