or bunny or lamb or flower or . . . whatever you want!
I used one of my fishies on my August calendar page
I told Eileen I would give the instructions on how to make that little guy (or anything else you want)! First the disclaimer, if you try this at home (or any other place), do so at your own risk.
Now for the fun stuff!
The supplies you need are:
*Aleene's Tacky Glue - gold bottle (this is the only glue I have tried, so I don't know if anything else would work)
*container of water (just in case, I use a small glass bowl so not only do I have it "just in case" but I can put the used matches in it and not worry)
* needle-nose pliers or other "holding device" you don't mind getting sooty (fingers will definitely not work for this one, lol)
* sponges (I used $tree make-up sponges cut in half)
* Acrylic paint - colors depend on what you are making
Step 1 - Light the candle
Step 3 - While glue is wet, pick up shape with pliers and hold glue surface as close to the flame as you can (the non-glue side should be facing the ceiling) moving slowly around until entirely burnt - about 2 minutes - give or take.
Step 4 - Using a soft cloth rag, gently wipe off soot. If it is done, it will be kind of a metallic black under the soot. If it is too "rare", it will look brownish. If rare, return to flame for another 20-30 seconds and re-test for doneness.
Step 5 - Once all the soot is wiped off, you can apply a little more pressure and squish the glue around (the outside is burnt, the inside is still wet) to give the object more texture.
Step 7 - Use sponges to add color in layers.