Monday, November 18, 2013

Now when the weather and the life feels a bit gloomy...


...I thought that I should make my own candel by using the "leftovers" from bought candles. There are allways leftovers and I don´t feel good about throwing away. I melted it down in a jar. I put the jar in a pan with boiling water and let it slowly melt. After that I poured it in an empty milk-box. I used ordinary yarn,  made of 100% cotton, tied it to something small and heavy- (a small screw maybe?) -and dipped it in the melted candel a couple of times. Last I let the yarn sink down in the middle of the melted candel until the heavy end reached the bottom. After this you only have to bend the yarn and let it stay on top of a stick. I put a wooden stick that I use for cooking and let it lay on top of the milk-box, and just hooked the yarn around it abit. After that it takes some time for the candle to get cold and hard again. Don´t forget to take away the paper-box before you use the candle!

Another way of being creative right?
Until you have made your own candel-light mine will do I hope.
 It is the black candle to the left!    :)

 A link to my last painting is HERE.
And to my last tutorial.
And a link to another tutorial is here in Janinas blog!
I think you will find these tutorial very helpful if you want to start painting watercolour.


Love Peace and Happiness 
Cattis

14 comments:

  1. Hola Cathy: Eres muy creativa y te ha quedado una excelente vela. En momentos difíciles, como todos lo tenemos es bueno estar ocupada asi se disipan los problemas. Felicitaciones!!! Abrazos!

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    1. Thank you Mercedes for visiting!

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  2. I always wanted to make my own candles but didn't really know how to do it, here is the perfect explanation, thank you Catharina , they look perfectly 'professional' :-) Have a nice day.

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    1. You must try, it wasn´t difficult. Thank you for your visit Jane! I wish you a great day too!

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  3. What a good idea, and what a clever girl you are!

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  4. I love this idea, I have a lot of half used candles myself. I didn't know you can melt them down again. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Good! Then you can make some candles too! Thank you for the visit Celia.

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  5. A great recycling effort Catharina with a pretty outcome!

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    1. Yes I try to think of the environment when it is possible. Thanks for visiting Wendy!

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  6. Great idea, Catharina! And thank you for the link to Janina's blog!

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    1. You are wellcome! She is such a great artist, and it is so good that we can learn from eachother. Thanks for the visit!

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  7. It is amazing how creative and ideas-boiling my friends are. Thank you Catharina! I had so many thrown candles' ends.

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  8. Don´t throw them away, make some new. It´s easy! Thank you for your visit Irina!

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