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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Candle stamping

This candle was part of my display last week at Ronda's Sale A Bration kickoff.  A couple of people wanted to know how to do this so here's the story.  You start with a piece of tissue paper.  It doesn't have to be new.  This piece was well used and I just ironed it flat.  It doesn't have to be much bigger than the image you're going to stamp.  I used Stazon ink because I wanted to use the markers to color the image.  Here's a little trick that I used.  Place the tissue paper over a piece of white or vanilla card stock.  Center the tissue paper and then color the image.  Then take the tissue paper and cut it out quite close to the image.  Here's an example from when I did it.

And here's the white card stock that was under the tissue paper.  I'll show you what I did with it a little later.

Now lay the tissue paper on the candle.  Here I added a frame made with the labels framelits in Baja Breeze card stock.

Take a sheet of wax paper and wrap it around the candle and hold it tight so there's no wrinkles in it.

Use your heat tool to heat the wax paper and the tissue paper.  You'll be melting the wax just enough to adhere the tissue to the candle.  It's really easy to tell if it's working because it will change color, king of like doing embossing.   It show's up real well in this picture.  When the whole image is heated just peel the wax paper off and you're all set.  If you look at the first image up above you'll notice that I added some pearls to the finished project.

And here's what I did with that piece of card stock that was under the tissue when I colored it.  It's kind of a muted water color image.  You have to have something under the tissue because the ink goes through so you might as well use card stock and make a cute card with it.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Lynn. You got some good pictures of what it looks like when melting. I also like what you did with the left over cardstock (making it into a beautiful card). You do a great job on your tutorials.