Sunday, March 4, 2012

French Votive

I popped into Michael's earlier this week for some odds and ends.  I had been admiring the wax seals in the bridal section for some time.  I finally caved and bought some wax and a fleur de lis stamper.  They were only $4.99 each.  Last night I used them for this quick French votive:
I used some vintage French book paper to wrap around the votive.  I distressed the paper edges a bit to give it an even more worn look.  Then I used a glue dot to keep the two ends together.
I have to admit, the wax was a little tricky to work with.  You can't burn it - it will turn black in the blink of an eye.  So you have to keep the flame at a good distance.  Then you have to worry about it dripping all over the place - ack!  If the wax is uneven, the stamper image will be off.
It took me about three tries to get it as close to perfect as possible.  I do love the look and think I will try the red wax next to make it pop.

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday.

Jeanine