Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Minibook, Page & Candlemaking

"Do you understand what I have done for you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you." John 13:12-15

How we need Jesus to minister humility to us!! Show me those who need their feet washed today, and help me follow through. prayer from Beth Moore

This marbled shiny paper was made at one of my local scrapbooking stores. This wonderful mini-book and scrapbook page below was 2 of the several projects I did at Murdock's a couple years ago. They have since closed but the owner, Kelly seems to be doing very well. She is one of the designers for the JustRite Stampers team and has many project ideas. Here is her Blog . I love the effect of the paper crafting we did with these folds but I don't think I could remember now how we did it!! But there was a template to follow.

I had the chance to work with my neighbor and friend who has always enjoyed making candles. I have never attemped such a project but that didn't stop her. I decided to use papertowel rolls so I could have tall thin candles but 3 different heights. Charming but do I dare try to burn them...I didn't use the starin that is suggested!! I need to add some of that ArtGlitter to the outside.
She filled egg shells with wax for Easter eggs. I will have to get some pictures of her results next week.

The I collected as many large white pinetree cones as I could from my yard. Dipping the pinecones is fun but the temperature of the wax needs to be just right. Too hot and it doesn't stick at all. Then when it cools too much, it sticks too much and creates "bunches" of wax build-up. So you need to heat the wax back up. I do love the results.

Tie thin twine around the cone from bottom to top for short cones. These long cones I really only had to tie it around the top 1/4. Leave enough to hold onto for the dipping. It will take several dips but when the temp. is just right, it leaves wonderful coverage and color.
I made enough to make firestarter gift baskets for next fall and Christmas.


Kissed by an Angel said...

What lovely projects! I love them all, but I love the pine cones are my favourite!!!
Happy Easter

Boonsong said...

Thanks for this. Happy Easter to you

RosieP said...

Pine cones look great.

Happy Easter

Hugs RosieP x

Sherry said...

I love your pinecones Lisa! Everything else is gorgeous too!


passionstamper a/k/a Debbie VG said...

this is SO cool! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

I used to be big into candlemaking; it's a lot of fun!
When I taught early American history we used to make hand-dipped candles.