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Thursday, 1 March 2012

More pink roses

Good morning,
As you may have noticed lately I'm loving painting roses at the moment.
Here's a pink candle, painted with pink roses. What !!! I hear you cry. Normally I wouldn't paint pink roses on a pink background, but I thought the candle was such a pretty colour, that I wanted to keep the pretty feel with it.
So firstly I dabbed on a couple of green shades with a stencil brush, then painted the leaves and the flower heads on top of that. Although it took quite a long time to do, as I had to wait for each layer to dry naturally, (no using a heat tool to speed things up) lol, I am happy with the result and think it still looks pretty.
Its hard to show the full design of a curved candle, so here's a few photos from different angles.

Here's what I did in between waiting for layers to dry..

These started life as gravy granule pots. I use them to keep old paintbrushes and scissors, etc in, so I thought I would give them a spruce up.
I printed off a couple of backing papers from Sheena's cd, and a sheet of poppy decoupage. After cutting out the poppies, I used pva to glue on the papers, folding it down into the inside to get a neat finish. Next the flowers were glued on and then gave them a thin coating of watered down pva over the top to seal them. Quick and Easy!

I am entering my candle into
Dutch Dare  - Tic tac toe challenge bright colours, flowers, springtime
CRAFT - Mothers Day challenge - I think this candle will make a perfect Mothers Day gift

Enjoy the rest of your day!
Hugs Sue x


Elaine said...

Sue I was awarded the Leibster award from Kelly , to continue the award you choose 5 bloggers to give it to in turn.
I have chosen you as someone to recieve this award . I hope you dont mind. I realy like the way you craft.If you go to my blog you will see what the award is.
Hugs Elaine

ike said...

Totally fabulously awesome - your roses are superb :-) I have been saving those gravy pots too 'cos I thought I might do something with them Now I've seen your Blog I feel inspired to drag them out and decorate them. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugz xxxxxxxxx

Krafty Kows said...

Great project - fab painting. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Beautifully colored roses. Thanks for sharing at DutchDare.

jane stillman said...

oh my giddy aunt, absolutely fantastic x

Hannelie said...

I agree... great gift for Mum!
Thanks for joining us this week at CRAFT challenges
March Guest designer

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Jo and Tigerlover.

Paddington fan said...

Really stunning candle - I love it!! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge over at CRAFT this week, hope you will join us again soon! Love Jacky CRAFT DT

Dot said...

Beautiful decorated candles, a perfect gift.
Thank you for joining our Tic Tac Toe challenge at DDCC.

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