The Christmas Table
Expect you've been too busy
to notice that the final item in
The Christmas Table wasn't
there on Saturday.......mea culpa
so, here it is today and well
worth waiting for I can assure
So over to Louise Thomson to
show us how to finish our table:
"It's nearly Christmas!!!
My favourite time of crafting :)
Today I'm sharing a technique that
you can use for a Christmas table
centrepiece, or to make lovely gifts.
I started by cutting lots of shapes from
Bazill card using Sizzix tiny tattered
florals and winter greens dies.
On the flowers I tapped my clear
embossing ink pad, then
sprinkled with gold embossing
powder and heated to give them
a varied texture and colour.
I fixed the flowers together in groups
of two or three using gold brads.
Next I spritzed some of the greenery
with colour bloom shimmer spray.
To the holly I added a good coating of
glossy accents and left them to dry
draped over various things on my desk
so they would have a bit of shape.
Finally I added dots of liquid pearl
to the branches with berries.
With all the greenery prepared and set aside,
I cut further die cuts from a gorgeous
Impression Obsession die.
I laid the die cut over a large church candle
and wrapped this in a piece of
I needed three hands to photograph the
next bit, so you'll have to take my word for it!
I used my heart gun to gently heat the surface
of the candle (through the greaseproof) until
I started to see the colour on the die cut
change. It does a similar thing to embossing
powder, you'll see a corner start to change
and darken then it sort of spreads across
the whole image.
Once the whole image was a solid colour
again it was done.
I learnt the hard way...
DON'T TAKE THE GREASEPROOF
PAPER OFF YET!
count to ten slowly giving the wax
time to set a little, then remove it.
You should find the die cut has
embedded itself beautifully on to
I repeated this in the other side
of the candle too.
I ran a couple of strips of double sided
tape along the bottom of the candle
and started to adhere the greenery.
With all the greens stuck down,
I added the flowers back in.
Here's a close up of the
base of the candle:"
Thank you Louise, this would
look lovely on anyone's table
Our Christmas Table is now
complete - leave you to cook
the turkey/goose/nut roast
or whatever else is the tradition
in your house - but don't
forget the sprouts!