I've been trying to get around to make one of these Luminaria for quite some time and finally - today was the day. I love candles and the beautiful soft light they throw, and with Christmas coming in a couple of months this is a perfect project for some upcoming classes and workshops I have.
After making the basic structure, I used the Young Vermillion single stamp from Stampin' Up!® as my focal point on the front of the Luminaria, and added a stamp image cut out from the DSP "Letters To Santa". A little Always Artichoke ink sponged around the edges help to blend the stamp with the bird image. The bird was stamped using the Rock n Roll Technique with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke inks.
The details photo shows the textures and layers achieved with some found objects (many of which come from being involved with Calisthenics for so long). You can also see that I used some of the Textured 30 x 30 cm card stock, vellum that has been dry embossed with a snowflake pattern and the Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die. I love these little Embosslits - they give you lovely embossing and cut the shape at the same time. So quick and easy.
The bird was given a little dimension by blending some of the printed lines with a Blender Pen . One of the advantages of using the Rock n Roll technique is that you have a couple of colours to play with, thus enabling you to create more depth on the image.
Hope you like this little project - I can't wait to get a candle in it to see how beautiful it looks. If you would like to learn how to make these you are welcome to attend one of my workshops during November. Just contact me via my Demonstrator Business Website and I will let you know the details.
Until next time