Preserved Flower Candles

Written by michelle gauthier

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Another great idea is to place a picture onrepparttar candle usingrepparttar 116280 method of paintingrepparttar 116281 wax ontorepparttar 116282 candle. You can use many different things, but they must be flat. After placing all your flowers and leaves ontorepparttar 116283 candle, we will need to seal the. The wax in your pot may have hardened some, so heat it on Medium Low to getrepparttar 116284 wax melted again. Brushrepparttar 116285 entire candle with wax. This will sealrepparttar 116286 flowers in place and give it a smooth finish. You might have to apply several coats. But if you use a picture, do not brush over it, this will ruinrepparttar 116287 picture and you will not be able to seerepparttar 116288 picture clearly. Last you can tie a ribbon around your candle to top it off. Another idea is to userepparttar 116289 melted wax and paint small metal beads ontorepparttar 116290 candle for further embellishment. This project can be done in many different ways, using anything from flowers, herbs, pictures to beads and glitter. But keep in mindrepparttar 116291 safety of your candle. We recommend not burning candles with flammable materials on them. If you do decide to burn these candles, use large pillars, asrepparttar 116292 sides ofrepparttar 116293 candle tend not to burn down. Have fun and Enjoy.

This Article was written by Michelle Gauthier – 03/03/04 – This article is copyright by Expressive Candles offers Scented Hand Poured Candles and a growing collection of Candle Decorating and CandleScaping articles.

This Article was written by Michelle Gauthier – 03/03/04 – This article is copyright by Expressive Candles offers Scented Hand Poured Candles and a growing collection of Candle Decorating and CandleScaping articles.

Monsters and Demons: A Short History of the Horror Film

Written by Astrid Bullen

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Horror movies became a lot more lurid – and gorier – inrepparttar late Fifties asrepparttar 116279 technical side of cinematography became easier and cheaper. This era sawrepparttar 116280 rise of studios centered exclusively on horror, particularly British production company Hammer Films, which focused on bloody remakes of traditional horror stories, often starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and American International Pictures (AIP), which made a series of Edgar Allan Poe themed films starring Vincent Price.

The early 1960’s sawrepparttar 116281 release of two films that sought to closerepparttar 116282 gap betweenrepparttar 116283 subject matter andrepparttar 116284 viewer, and involverepparttar 116285 latter inrepparttar 116286 reprehensible deeds shown on screen. One was Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom,repparttar 116287 other was a very low-budget film called Psycho, both using all-too-human monsters rather than supernatural ones to scarerepparttar 116288 audience.

When Rosemary’s Baby began ringing tills inrepparttar 116289 late Sixties, horror film budgets rose significantly, and many top names jumped atrepparttar 116290 chance to show off their theatrical skills in a horror pic. By that time, a public fascination withrepparttar 116291 occult led to a series of serious, supernatural-themed, often explicitly gruesome horror movies. The Exorcist (1973) broke all records for a horror film, and led torepparttar 116292 commercial success of The Omen.

In 1975 Jaws, directed by a young Steven Spielberg, becamerepparttar 116293 highest grossing film ever. The genre fractured somewhat inrepparttar 116294 late 1970’s, with mainstream Hollywood focusing on disaster movies such as The Towering Inferno while independent filmmakers came up with disturbing and explicit gore-fests such as Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

John Carpenter’s Halloween introducedrepparttar 116295 teens-threatened-by-superhuman-evil theme that would be copied in dozens of increasingly violent movies throughoutrepparttar 116296 1980’s includingrepparttar 116297 long running Fridayrepparttar 116298 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Horror movies turned to self-mocking irony and downright parody inrepparttar 116299 1990’s –repparttar 116300 teenagers in Scream often made reference torepparttar 116301 history of horror movies. Only 1999’s surprise independent hit The Blair Witch Project attempted regular scares.

So go ahead, take a stroll through these favourite horror movies of all time. But pick your way very carefully, this walk is not forrepparttar 116302 faint of heart. And if you happen to hear what sounds like some subdued whispering or soft creepy grating sounds, just pay no attention to it. It’s probably onlyrepparttar 116303 wind.

Astrid Bullen is a freelance writer and movie buff living in St. George’s, Grenada. Visit her cool movie website at .

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