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If you decide to add embossing, proceed with following steps.
1.Choose your stamp and press firmly into clear ink pad included in Celestial stamp kit.
2.Carefully position stamp above glass. Since I embossed upper rim. I used my little finger to help position stampings equidistant from top edge. Because you’re stamping on a curved surface, you need to stamp with a slight rolling movement, taking care not to smudge design. If you make a mistake, simply wipe area with surface conditioner. Move to another area to work while boo-boo dries.
3.With clean paper underneath, tap a small amount of embossing powder onto stamped area. Tap off excess powder. If design is satisfactory, move glass away from paper so you don’t blow powder you are trying to save all over place. I used detail powder because my stamp has very small details which wouldn’t be clear with regular embossing powder.
4.Hold embossing heat gun about 3 inches above glass, turn it on and move it over embossed area until embossing beads gleam. This means they have melted and fused together and onto your glass. If you are doing multiple stampings, 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 of completed project, please visit http://www.theartfulcrafter.com/candle_holders.html.
By: Eileen Bergen The Artful Crafter http://www.theartfulcrafter.com
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.