Todayís Technique Loverís Challenge TLC198 was to create a shade from vellum cardstock to fit over a wine glass, creating a uniquely beautiful votive candle holder. It was also the perfect solution for making a holiday table decoration for Heather Telforís challenge (see it here on her blog "bits and pieces": http://cardz.wordpress.com/2008/12/0...or-challenge/). Heather posted this challenge on Saturday as part of Sharon Johnsonís blog celebration. I also decorated a match box to match.
When I traced the image, I added an extra quarter inch to one edge to give me more flexibility in overlapping the sides. I wanted to be able to use eyelets to join the vellum. Iíve had terrible luck with vellum adhesives and I wanted to be sure this didnít come apart! I used decorative scissors for the edging, and mica paints to color in the hamsas.
All of the details for creating this shade will be on my blog this week and Iíll post here when the blog post has been added!
Date: Monday, December 8, 2008 GMT Views: 1154
Accessories: ďVintageĒ Mica and Pigment Watercolor Paints (MicaColor, USA Quest); Self-adhesive pearls ďLushĒ (Kaiser, from Mothers and Daughters Creations) votive candle; wide green striped ribbon (Kirkland Signature Ė Samís Club); match box; gold edged white wired r