My daughter is getting married in 2010 so we are always on the lookout for pretty table decorations. She has seen some simple glass tealight holders with hearts on that she liked but they are so expensive that I thought I'd have a bit of a play with some white Stazon, a cheap tealight glass candle holder, and some stickles glitter glue to see if I could make some.
The white stazon stamped really well onto glass (it is best to stick to a small size of stamp as you have to use a rock motion to stamp it onto the glass - a big stamp has more chance of getting distorted.) Mistakes can be easily removed before the stazon has had a chance to dry (or using Stazon cleaner once it has dried).
I picked two of the heart images from this Paperartsy plate and then alternately stamped them around the glass. Once happy with the result I added touches of glitter glue to the hearts and a ring of glitter glue around the base to add a bit of bling.
The beaded wire at the top is just some AB crystal beads twisted onto a length of wire. To add a bit of colour I rubbed the metal outside of the tealight onto a Royal Purple stazon ink pad to colour it purple.
A bit more practice and trying out different stamps and designs is called for but on the whole I am pleased with the result (and the price - this one cost less than 50p which includes the glass, the beads, and wire etc.)
x Karen :-)
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