Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Altered Art & A DT Call

Good morning all!
Todays project is something a little different for me!
Over at The Crafting Cafe this month, the theme is
I haven't done much in the way of altered art but here's what I came up with!

I altered a candle by adding the wonderful image
 Working The Land by the lovely Teri over at

Regular Sponsor
who is sponsoring our challenge this month!
This is something I have been meaning to try for ages.

I changed the colour of the image in word then printed it onto some
tissue paper which I had taped to normal printer paper.
I cut around the image, leaving a border then held against the candle
& heated with my heat gun until the wax melted enough to encase the tissue.
If you try this at home remember to be careful, it's HOT!

I wanted to go with a rustic look, so I added a little magic mesh, a piece of  
cotton ribbon & a layered paper flower with some punched leaves. The items
I have used have all been in my stash for years, so it's good to use them up!
Simple but effective! 
I would recommend removing the embellishments before lighting the candle!

Don't forget we are running a DT call alongside the challenge this month.
If you want to be part of our fun team, all you need to do is 
add DT after your name when you link up your project! 
Enter the challenge here
I'd like to enter my little cande in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything But A Card/Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Creative Stamp Friends - Vintage
Lexi's Creations - Anything But A Card
Vitcorine Originals - Vintage
Creative Inspirations Paint - Autumn Colours
Our Creative Corner - Forgotten Things
Pumpkin Spice - Work
So Artful Challenges - A Single Flower With A Minimalist Design
Hiding In My Craft Room - Colours
Crafts - Too Challenge You - Texture - Twist: Choose your own style
Digi Haven - Vintage or Old
Simply Create Too - Vintage or old
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon


  1. Dawn this is gorgeous, I would love to be able to do this with digital images, hun xxxx

  2. So gorgeous Dawn. I love doing this to candles, for one thing it was the only craft I could get my teenage nieces to try. They love it, they got so caught up they were doing it for friends, gifts for Christmas and even school projects. For which Sophie got an A lol. She put a picture of Mark Twain along with one of his quotes on a candle. You should try putting rub ons on candles. I rub them onto the tissue paper, then add them to the candle. I love the horse on yours, and that magic mesh is just awesome.

  3. Gorgeous. Love the colour you changed the image to. TFS

  4. Morning Dawn, this is gorgeous, I love the scene you created, the horse looks fabulous. Loving the embellishments too.

    Linda xxxx

  5. That image looks fab in that colour on your gorgeous candle. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. If you fancy making a Christmas one we have a candle theme at Winter Wonderland this wk. I have some candy and would love you to hop over x

  6. Back again to say thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  7. Fab, love the candle, the image is great xx

  8. Your altered candle is beautiful - keep promising myself that I will have a go at this.

  9. An altered candle! definitely something different. I do like this and the single flower makes it perfect for Soartful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Love that image you chose, Dawn! This really inspires me to get some candles made this year for Christmas gifts. Great inspiration. Thanks.

  11. Dawn, your candle turned out beautifully and this is a wonderful interpretation of the "work" challenge at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

  12. A brilliant looking candle Dawn, the image and embellishments are fabulous x

  13. A fantastic idea Dawn and this is beautiful. Love it.

  14. Really gorgeous, love the beautiful vintage image
    Lindsay xx

  15. Beautiful candle, perfect for a Christmas gift. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  16. a fantastic candle!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  17. Lovely make
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  18. Wow what a gorgeous candle. Great design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  19. Thate really is a very effective technique, love the image of the horse. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  20. Dawn, this is awesome! Love that image you used for the candle. So lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven.

  21. Gorgeous....I've just done my 1st candle & you've definitely inspired me to try it the image & colour you chose! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    (I'm following you now, hope that's ok & I have a little candy....would love you to pop over & enter)

  22. absolutely stunning

    thank you for entering at Artistic Inspirations

    Kerrie DT x

  23. Now this is very unusual but effective. Love the decoration you've done on the candle. Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  24. Loving your candle Dawn and great use of texture. Thanks for sharing your twist on our challenge this month over at C2CU (Crafts-Too Challenge You). Chris xxx


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Dawn xx