Gold-Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders

Written by Eileen Bergen

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If you decide to add embossing, proceed withrepparttar following steps.

1.Choose your stamp and press firmly intorepparttar 116099 clear ink pad included inrepparttar 116100 Celestial stamp kit.

2.Carefully positionrepparttar 116101 stamp aboverepparttar 116102 glass. Since I embossed repparttar 116103 upper rim. I used my little finger to help positionrepparttar 116104 stampings equidistant fromrepparttar 116105 top edge. Because you’re stamping on a curved surface, you need to stamp with a slight rolling movement, taking care not to smudgerepparttar 116106 design. If you make a mistake, simply wiperepparttar 116107 area with surface conditioner. Move to another area to work whilerepparttar 116108 boo-boo dries.

3.Withrepparttar 116109 clean paper underneath, tap a small amount of embossing powder ontorepparttar 116110 stamped area. Tap off excess powder. Ifrepparttar 116111 design is satisfactory, moverepparttar 116112 glass away fromrepparttar 116113 paper so you don’t blow powder you are trying to save all overrepparttar 116114 place. I used detail powder because my stamp has very small details which wouldn’t be clear with regular embossing powder.

4.Holdrepparttar 116115 embossing heat gun about 3 inches aboverepparttar 116116 glass, turn it on and move it overrepparttar 116117 embossed area untilrepparttar 116118 embossing beads gleam. This means they have melted and fused together and onto your glass. If you are doing multiple stampings,repparttar 116119 glass will build up significant heat. If it gets “too hot to handle”, set it down for a few minutes.

Whether you are making these gold-washed etched votive candle holders for gifts or to sell, include a candle with each one. It doesn’t cost you much, but nicely completes your work.

To see a picture ofrepparttar 116120 completed project, please visit

By: Eileen Bergen The Artful Crafter

MS Bergen has had a varied career, first as a special education teacher and the, after getting an MBA degree, as a vice president for a major insurance company. For the past eight years, she has been making and selling her crafts.

Cell phone cameras

Written by Jakob Jelling

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Consideringrepparttar further improvements inrepparttar 116098 cell phone camera technology it can be stated here that some cell phones have incorporated conventional CCD imaging units that are still used in most digital cameras today. These devices require high voltage and a bigger a battery. As a result, CMOS has taken over in VGA-resolution applications. It provides increasingly good image quality. All this discussion showsrepparttar 116099 various achievements inrepparttar 116100 technology. However it must be stated here thatrepparttar 116101 cell phone cameras are really good but they are nothing compared torepparttar 116102 actual digital cameras. The sole reason being that they are much larger and contain far more features. It must be admitted here that such comparison is irrelevant because they are definitely two separate areas of work in spite ofrepparttar 116103 fact that they are both digital cameras. Yet they are diverse in 100% of all their aspects. Hencerepparttar 116104 comparison is irrelevant.

Considering allrepparttar 116105 important points discussed inrepparttar 116106 above lines regardingrepparttar 116107 various areas ofrepparttar 116108 cell phone digital cameras it comes out to be something that is worth appreciation. Leaving aside all comparisons they cell phone cameras are digital cameras that are certainly good in their areas of applications and mass acceptance and popularity would some day make them as advanced as their pioneer professional digital cameras.

Jakob Jelling is the founder of Visit his digital camera guide and learn how to take better pictures with your digicam.

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