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Topic: Dia De los Muertos Candlestick  (Read 671 times)
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« on: October 15, 2011 03:08:49 PM »

This candlestick was for the awesome crafty gurll for her birthday! Her bathroom is Mexican kitsch, and I'd been wanting to do something like this with this candleholder so it was a great opportunity. The candle is made from babybel cheese wax which I collect in a pail because I eat so many of those lil cheeses. The colors are paint markers and the skulls are from polymer clay.






So the candle shape was a funny thing that just happened. I was planning to make it tall and skinny like a toilet paper tube, but hot candle wax does not like cardboard. So I rummaged through my box of plastic junk to find this plastic case for a weird deck of cards that was shaped like a long, skinny oval, and one half was shaped like a tombstone! Perfect! I had to get the candle out using my Dremel once it cooled, but it was worth it Smiley It's pina colada scented too.

Thanks for looking! This was a fun project!
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