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  • Short Summary

    Craft demonstration showing how to decorate various things with melted sealing wax.

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    "Eve can work wonders with a little sealing-wax - and imagination! For instance, this plain glass vase - "

    C/U of woman melting a stick of sealing wax over a burner then paints it onto the glass. The wax is then heated again and another contrasting colour is added. "The heat works the wax into odd designs..." The wax is heated over the flame. "Finished - and all within 30 minutes." Vase is shown to the camera - very nice! We are then shown how to make smart lampshades with crepe paper. M/S of a woman sitting at a table cutting up sheets of crepe paper. She folds the paper and stretches it. She paints glue onto a wire frame then sticks the paper over it. She then cuts around the paper.

    "Your design may be original, or you may cut out anything suitable. This one happened to be from a paper serviette." C/U of the shade with designs being stuck on. "Suitably coloured wax is melted in denatured alcohol...:" C/U of alcohol being poured into small jar. This produces a quickly drying wax paint. Paint is stirred in the jar. Both sides of the lampshade are painted with the wax. "And when it is dried, you have a lampshade fit for any home!" M/S of lampshade with the bulb lit.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 491.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:15:00 / 01:59:14:00
    EP 198

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