candle making - the basics to advanced techniques

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candle making - the basics to advanced techniques

What do you do in your free time? Do you sit in your recliner watching reruns of shows from the 80's munching on microwave popcorn? This was exactly how I spent my free time for many years. About a year ago, I went to a craft fair and found some of the most uniquely beautiful candles that I have seen in my life. When I went home, I started looking up how to make those candles and that was when I changed what I do with my free time. This blog is all about making candles. You will learn everything from the basics to the most advanced candle making techniques to try.


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Making the best choices for a unique decorative appeal for your kitchen or bath can be challenging because it seems everything has been done. If you are trying to find a decorative look that is personal and makes an unusual statement pertaining to you and your personal style, consider these decorating tips using permanent adhesive vinyl.

Vinyl Provides Cool Ways To Decorate

Permanent vinyl works great for stenciling and does well in rooms that endure a lot of high moisture like your kitchen and bathroom. Once you place permanent adhesive vinyl on a surface like on tiles in your shower or on wooden surfaces like your kitchen cabinet doors, it is there for the long term. Vinyl comes in many assorted colors and can be used in various ways. For example, if your kitchen has an apple theme, cutting out red and green apples for your cabinet doors can be a great way to add to it. You might consider adding a red and green stripe down one side of your refrigerator door as well for balancing color. Adding a matching vinyl backsplash in your kitchen can help contribute to your new design as well. Your options are only as limited as your imagination.

Starting With Your Color Choices

If you decide to completely change the color of your kitchen or bathroom, you will need to also choose a matching color for the adhesive vinyl you use for adding the unique decor you are after. Always choose matching colors for your paint and vinyl, with the choices being opposite as far as lighter and darker choices. For example, if you choose to paint your room a light purple, choosing vinyl for stenciling that is dark plum is best. If you paint your room a darker color, choosing lighter colors for vinyl is best. This is especially true if you choose to add lettering stencils to your kitchen or bathroom walls, making them easier to see and read.

What Are Your Stencil Ideas?

If you have an artistic talent, you may want to draw and cut out your own stencil designs. However, if you do not like to draw or you feel you're not good at it, there are plenty of ready-made stencils available for you to choose from. You can usually get stencil patterns where you purchase your rolls of vinyl. Many choices for stencils out there are perfect for any kitchen or bathroom decorative theme. The hardest part of getting your new stencils may be trying to figure out which are your favorite ones.

Decorating your home can be a lot fun and can also be a way to express your style and personal likes. Permanent vinyl is easy to keep clean and can retain its rich color for years. Permanent vinyl is also durable, making it an even better choice for your kitchen or bath.