Monday, 20 September 2010

An altered nightlight holder using rub-ons

A change of pace today with an altered object.

Other: Cherished Memories Rub-ons
Non-SU: Glass night light holder, Battery powered night light, Glass beads

I cut the rub-ons I wanted to use from the main sheet, together with their backing paper. Removing the backing paper, I held the design in place against the glass holder and rubbed the design down with the lollipop stick, rolling along the curve of the glass, a small area at a time. After carefully removing the paper, leaving the rub-on in place, I re-covered with the backing paper and burnished with my finger, just to ensure the rub-on was properly adhered.

Not all the rub-ons did adhere fully. The bold areas were fine but some wispy areas tore just a little. I think this was mainly due to trying to place them on a curved surface (I'd recommend a straight sided glass holder instead). I covered the tears by adding another small design over any gap (see the circle flowers in the pic below).

A very easy way to fancy up a cheap and cheerful glass holder.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Deezines Art said...

That is a very classy piece of work. I unfortunately can't get rub ons to work on paper - let alone glass! - Jacqueline xx

Heather x said...

Oh this is so stunning babe, what an amazing Xmas d├ęcor this would make for the table....or even for a romantic meal for 2 *wink wink* :)
*hugs* Heather x