Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mixed-Media Collage & Embellished Candle

Tonight is one of those nights when everything has gone wrong. I spent 2 hours working on a project I was really excited about only to realize the spacing was off. This, of course, put me in panic-mode and made me very grumpy.

But that just goes to show how quickly a project like this can be put together. From start to finish, both pieces were done in an hour.

I put together this mixed-media collage from some items I had in my crafting stash. I found the keys on clearance for $1 at Michael's. Major score in my opinion! The wording is part of a stamp set and I always have one or two of these burlap panels laying around. The doily came from an antique mall I visited a while back.

First, I glued the doily on the panel. Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a simple label shape out of card stock and added the stamp in the center. Next, I glued on the two keys. I used Weldbond glue for all of this since it works on all mediums.

I felt like the collage needed to be paired with another piece so I used the coordinating key stamp on a piece of burlap ribbon and glued it around the candle.

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  1. 1. Nice to see you in the happenings again. I think for plan B, this looks a lot like a plan A. Nicely done.

    2. That craft stash? We guys do that, too. Not for crafts. But we'll buy stuff we're not sure how we'll use, but we're fairly certain we will.

    3. Your creations must come in handy for last-minute gifts.

  2. Thanks Eli!
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who has a stash like that.
    They can definitely come in handy!

  3. That collage is very pretty! I love how you used the burlap.

  4. Such a sweet DIY project - gotta love when you come up with great ideas from your "craft stash"! XO, D

    1. Thanks! I am definitely happy to use up some of the leftover pieces.

  5. Every time I see such fabulous projects come from a stash, it makes me want one!!! Thanks for sharing : )

    1. I just wish my stash was more organized. But I'm getting there!

  6. It amazes me how you can put together a beautiful project like this in such little time. You are so talented and creative!


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