Friday, December 23, 2011

Suzanne Glazier and Julie Imsland of PWA: More Beaded Winter Votive

Today, we will be presenting another great project from the talented Pennywise Art's team! First, Suzanne Glazier will show us how to create a basic beaded votive wrap and then Julie Imsland will show you how you can customize this design! Her project is really gorgeous! We're sure you'll keep coming back to these wonderful tutorials!

Here's Suzanne first with the Basic Beaded Votive Wrap!

Supply List:
Step 1:
Cut Out The Paper Template and Punch Guide. Cut the colored cardstock to match the paper template and score the lines onto the cardstock as indicated on the punch guide. (Once you cut your paper template you no longer need that piece of the pattern

Step 2:
This is how your colored cardstock should look!

Step 3:
This is the trickiest part but I know you can do it! Use removable double stick tape or paper clips to hold the punch guide to your cardstock. Your colored cardstock should be lined up behind the open (white) portion of the punch guide - see how it fits there? Once you have secured the punch guide to your cardstock you are ready to punch perfect square windows and feet! Turn your punch over so that you can see the black squares through the bottom of the punch. Line those up and punch it.

Step 4:
Cut four pieces of heavy vellum paper in 2" squares and stamp on them! These will take longer to dry - you can use a heat gun if necessary - but be careful not to scorch them! Stamp the outside of your lantern now too!
Step 5:
Cut FOUR 2" squares of O'So Sticky Tape Sheets. Peel one liner and place on the BACK side of each of the stamped vellum pieces. NOT over the top of your stamping - but on the BACK! Peel the second liners on each and bead with clear micro beads. Putting the beads on the back will make a pretty raindrop reflection on the vellum when your candle is lit!

The Finishing Touches!
Using 1/4" O'So Sticky Tape, attach the vellum squares to the inside of the windows with the stamped side facing out - the beaded side facing the back.

Secure the tab with 1/4" O'So Sticky Tape, making sure that the tab edges are lined up evenly.

Here's how Suzanne finished hers.

Place your lantern over a glass votive candle holder with a tea light candle inside. Light the candle, turn off the lights and enjoy your romantic creation!

Caution: Never leave burning candles unattended!

Now, let's see how Julie Imsland finished off her votive wrap using the same technique but turned it into a beautiful Winter decoration!

Julie Imsland is well known for her collection of punches and the amazing fact that she actually uses them often!

Check out this wonderful beaded winter votive that she created.

Julie really took the idea to a whole new level of “Wow” with the darling small town border punch! Julie also added more dimension by raising the tree scene along the bottom with foam tape.

  • Stickles™ Frosted Lace Glitter Glue
  • Ek Success Alpine Trail Edger Punch
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Frosty Village Edge Punch
She started with Suzanne Glazier's Beaded Votive Wrap Tutorial (shown above) and created her own finishing touches! Follow the directions for the Beaded Votive Wrap, stopping just before “The Finishing Touches!" step and then follow the directions below.

Punch Frosty Village border along the top edge of the votive wrap.

Using 1/4" O'So Sticky Tape, attach the vellum squares to the inside of the windows with the stamped side facing out - the beaded side facing the back.

Secure the tab with 1/4" O'So Sticky Tape, making sure that the tab is lined up evenly.

Punch Alpine Trail (tree) border along a narrow strip (1-3/8” wide) of matching cardstock.

Apply Frosted Lace Stickles to simulate snow on the tree strip and the village border. Set aside to allow Stickles to dry.

Once dry, apply small pieces of foam tape to the back of the tree strip. Beginning under the windows at one corner of the votive wrap, temporarily clip the tree strip to one side of the wrap, crease at the corner (allowing room for the foam tape); continue around the wrap in this manner fitting the tree strip. Trim the end with approx. ¼” to lap under the beginning of the strip.

Now starting at the under lap of the tree strip, remove any clips and adhere the strip with the foam tape around the bottom of the votive wrap windows. *Note that the strip does not cover the “feet” of the votive wrap.

Use a piece of the 1/4” O’So Sticky Tape to secure the end of the tree strip over the lapped end.

Place your votive wrap over a glass candle holder with a tea light candle inside, I especially like the little battery votives that flicker like a real candle, but don’t need the constant attention of a burning candle.

Turn off the lights and enjoy your creation!

Look through your punches, and see what other designs you can use for other seasons of the year. These look great on a mantel, or as a special touch on a dining table at each place setting.

To see more variations from the whole Pennywise Arts team, check out samples from the original tutorial.


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