Good morning!  Boy I don’t know what happened to yesterday.  I got up with all intent of going into the studio and spending the day and it was maybe 6:00 when I finally went down.  Maybe it’s the lack of sunshine in this part of the state . . . I’m saying it now . . . no more snow, no more gray skies, no more dreary days!  But now let’s think about this . . . . 24 years ago yesterday, March 2, 1986 it snowed!  How do I remember . . . . that was day that Daughter #1, Kate, was born!  However that private island is calling me, cabana boys waiting  . . . . .

I’ll be teaching alcohol inks at Lavender Sentiments this month and want to have an altered project for the class as well as cards.  I’ve had this idea for a few days now and rummaged around in the cabinets to find something I could use for a trial.  What I’m going to show you is my second attempt . . . the first was too dark and blender solution made it all disappear!

So here’s what I did!  I dropped alcohol ink onto the vase and sprayed it with canned air, letting the ink run and go as it wanted.  I kept it up until I thought I had most of the vase covered.  So you could see the colors better I rolled up a piece of white paper and dropped it into the vase.

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So how could you use this?  My mind didn’t now immediately go to this, but you could poor in some white fluffy stuff (whatever florists all it) and put in some flowers (real or silk).  What I have used this vase for in the past is this.

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To hold a candle . . . . either a pillar or a votive.  I’ve found that if you put a pillar in it, and the wax drops down the sides of the candle, you’re going to play hell getting the candle out!  It would make a great accent candle on a patio late at night when you are sitting around the chiminea or outdoor fireplace with your glass of wine!

So tell me, what do you think?  A good project for a class?  A total waste of time?  Inquiring minds want to know!

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