Okey so first of all I struggled so bad to name this post haha.
Second of all , yes this is supposed to be fashion/beauty blog but I just can not help to post some DIY once in a while! I love arty , crafty stuff and hope you do enjoy them posts , at least sometimes :).
So for those who do watch LA ink maybe you noticed the decor of Kats private studio?
In the back she has portraits of Ludwig van Beethoven along with loads and loads of candles melted into each other. I was trying to find some pictures to show you the exact piece but it is so hard and the only pictures they are on google are such a poor quality and size.
Sooooo.... Kats candles are a pretty decent size , so I did not even thought about attempting doing such a big thing.
The first thing to do was find candles.
You CAN NOT use the ones in jars , glass etc.
My first thought was to buy a lot of candles with different thicknesses , long at short , but if you do not want to spend lots of money for something your gonna melt you will not be able to do that.
One sunny day on a walk with my lovely little family we came across our local costume shop - they were shutting down and hat a big sale on . We bought a few rather creepy pieces , was gonna leave and then BAM I came across the perfect candles. They were sling , long and RED ( this is great since I thought about doing it black and red) I bought all the candles they have left which was 60 of them for the price of £5 !
Now , you can not go wrong with that :)
So I took out a bit of wodden piece from the sched and decided to use it as a platform for my melted candles. To stick them onto the surcafe you need to melt the bottom of a candle and in the same time let it drip on the surface.
Now you need to be quick and stick the candle onto hot dripped wax.
This is basiclly the whole idea.
You can break candles to make smaller and taller ones and when you have at least couple light them so they can look more used and gothic-ky?
In the end I painted the wood black ( which I probably should of done first :P) and with last little candle i made it drip on the platform so I can stick my bugs onto it.
I love the ending idea, it gives the dark kind of church like feeling to the room , although I would not recomend lighting all the candles at once coz they will melt into each other and break in half , so be care full hope you enjoyed it!
What do you guys think?