Monday, October 10, 2016

Dripped Alcohol Ink Halloween Candle

A while ago I decorated some pillar candles by stamping alcohol ink on them. Ever since then, I have wanted to try dripping alcohol ink onto pillar candles. With Halloween around the corner, I went with some holiday colors for my first attempt.

Once I had my white pillar candle, I grabbed my craft mat and a couple shades of orange and black alcohol ink to drip onto my candle.

I started out by dripping Sunset Orange in one-inch intervals around the candle. If my single drip didn't make it all the way to the bottom, I added a little more to the stream.

Then I went around the candle with Terra Cotta and finally with some Pitch Black. The black didn't run quite as much as the orange did, so I had to add more to most of my trails of ink. As the ink started to mix a bit toward the bottom, I realized I'd have to add more orange to fill in and mix a bit on purpose.

After adding more orange and black, I had a pretty funky Halloween candle. All the while I was working on this one, I couldn't help but wish I had a second candle that I could do in red and black to make it really gruesome for the holiday. 

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