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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Hold the Grease!!

Ok, this time I knew I was going to play with rub-ons so I didn't put any greasy lotion before I started. Actually I didn't put any on at all. Maybe if I didn't use so much lotion the letters would still be visible on my keyboard!!!

My older sister (the much older one!!! - hope she reads this! She's only 3 years older than I am but I LOVE to tease her about it!!!). Anyway, this candle was in a box with some other stuff for my birthday. It is from JoAnn's and let me tell you, I have not lit it yet but the smell in the air from it as it sits is WONDERFUL!!! I can't wait to light it. And I am going to light it under supervision. No, I don't need to be supervised around flames!!! LOL I mean I need to keep an eye on it to see if it is safe to use rub-ons on a project like this. I suppose you could always remove the glass lamp before you light it and put it back on when you are done. I'm hoping that it will be fine. The lamp sits on this wire frame which I would think should absorb some of the heat and the shape of the lamp should deflect heat and direct it to the top. And of course at the top is where I put some rub-ons too. I'll let you know if there is a problem with it on another post.

As I stated the lamp is made of glass, a frosted glass. I did wipe it off with rubbing alcohol. And yes, I do have a little left!!! LOL I did let it dry a little longer because frosted glass is not smooth and it could hold a bit more alcohol than you can see. Besides I needed to decide which items from the package I was going to put on the lamp. After I got them cut out I began rubbing them in place. It is pretty easy to do. I do with I would have cut the top small flowers out individually or at least in twos so they would have going around the top more evenly. I chose to use the white ones instead of the black because I wanted it to have a more delicate look. Black was just too harsh for the frosted glass.

This is a great way to dress up and give a personal touch on a gift for someone special!!! Plus it doesn't take all that long to do either.

I have some fun projects coming up for you so stay tuned!!!


Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

16 comments:

June Houck said...

This is so sweet! The white rub-ons are perfect for this project.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful little candle! The rub-ons added such a touch of elegance to a simple little item. Very nice!

Unknown said...

This shade is beautiful with the rubons, great job!

Daisydaze said...

Very cute project! I like the white on the glass also. TFS.

Diane said...

Ohhhhh that is sooo cute!!

Unknown said...

I have to tell you first Wanda that I just love the headlines you put to your articles! LOL With the "Hold the Grease" title I was sure you were doing something with fast food! LOL I love what you did to this little lamp shade. How delicate it looks. Cute.
Nanc

Pat S. said...

Thisis adorable! Much nicer than the vellum shade I was taught to make a few years ago!

Can't wait to go to Joann's and identify that smell :)

StampMom said...

That really pretty -- nice job, thanks!

Betty O said...

This is too cute!

LeAnne said...

Very nicely done! Those rub-ons add just a touch of extra beauty!

kat said...

Loved this idea! Let us know if the rub-ons are okay when you burn it. About the great smell from the unlit candle: don't you think they all smell great at first, especially at the store, but never as good when you light them? LOL, but true, right?

dasimonds said...

Very Pretty!
The rub-ons really make a BIG
difference..Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.

Dee

Alex said...

It turned out beautiful!! And, I will be curious to know what happens once you light it - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

Lovely!

Yesenia ( yesy) said...

Beautiful, the perfect project

Terry Molineux said...

Wanda love it! I actually did in on some Partylite glass holders I just won at a party and gave it to my hostess Friday night to try and upsell our Rub-ons....it worked three people bought them! TFS