Warm bezel and drop Collage into melted Wax Blox (color shown not same as kit)
Drop Collage into warm bezel
Place small bezel inside large bezel and warm the large bezel on the candle warmer. Remove the bezels (still together) and place on a cool surface covered with aluminum foil (this will preserve any spills).
On cool surface, pour the warm wax into the large bezel, avoiding the small bezel. Hobnails in small bezel should be immersed.
Cut out free-form collage to fit onto large bezel
Pour warm wax over collage.
Let wax disperse over collage to cover collage evenly.
Lift warm waxy collage over to bezel and lay it onto surface.
Shim collage to make it lie flat by gently pushing excess wax outward from center.
Fuse collage to wax with heat, either from small torch or small heat gun.
Warm charm on candle warmer and place onto wax. Gently press to adhere. Rub Gilder’s Paste onto areas that you’d like to distress.
For Optional Embellishment: Lengthen a strand of ribbon (not included) and wrap with wire by placing wire in the center of ribbon, and perpendicular.
Wrapping wire: Step 1: wrap each end around once.
Step 2: wrap one wire end with the other end.
Step 3: pull wrapped wire snugly around ribbon and lift other end up and out.
Step 4: curl free end over to create a loop.
Attach jump ring to loop.
Attach jump ring to Bezel
Dap two divets into each side of arch shape of bezel.
Drill into divet mark. If your angle is correct, you’ll get a nice sliver of metal that comes out of the hole. When you hit wax, stop drilling. Wear goggles.
Hammer wire to flatten to desired shape.
Attach jump ring to wire form.
Finished! Now play with the other bezels and colors, following the general idea presented here. Enjoy!
About Linda Lenart McNulty
I am an artist with a spirit to share, inspire and heal others through my work, which is currently exploring the Awakening of the Santos Cage figurative form in sculpture and intaglio painting. My quest is to channel art through Spirit, while bringing others into connection with their creative selves, using the joy of life, the gift of color and the discovery of form as vehicles to expression. Find me at: lindalenartmcnulty.com