This is Anila and i am on the craftyscrappers blog today with a tutorial showing you how to stretch your stamps and use them to decorate your Candles. My tutorial today shows using the available stamps as per the occasion and create these beautiful themed candles.
These candles can be used for gifting or even as home decors to adorn your homes for the festivities.
But before i get into that, let me tell you…
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You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!
- Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017
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Let me share now the procedure, how to make one easily…
but before that, let me share the products used.
- A pillar candle (white)
- Santa’s Christmas stamp set (Your choice) & Acrylic block
- Any ink (Memento/Archival)
- Plain white tissue paper
- Heat gun
Here’s the completed THEMED CANDLES:
Cut the tissue paper approximately to fit the size of the candle. The tissue should cover the candle only once and should not be overlapped at the ends.
Stamp all the images using the ink and the acrylic blocks randomly so as to cover the entire tissue. Make sure to leave little margins at the ends. This avoids crowing of images when the two end sides meet.
Cover the tissue completely with the images. Once all the images are stamped, separate the layers of tissue and use only the topmost ply of it.
Next, we have to put the tissue on the candle and heat set it.
Heat the candle so that the tissue sticks to it from one side and then it becomes easier to pull the tissue around.
Slowly and carefully heat set the tissue. You will observe that the candle starts melting and the tissue paper gets absorbed right into the candle, leaving only the design behind. This process requires a lot of care as you may burn yourself while holding the tissue in place.
(I am so sorry… I could not click these in between pictures as I was completely engrossed in holding the tissue in place)
Once the entire tissue vanishes set the candle aside for cooling down.
(Scrap out any additional drops of melted wax if any)
Now you can decorate the candle using materials from your stash such as ribbons, flowers, beads, charms, twigs etc. This is how it looks. I have adhered a lace at the bottom of the candle. I did not decorate it much as then the images won’t be seen.
Check the video clip showing the finished candle here:
QUICK GUIDE: How to Gift wrap this candle:
I have taken few things from my stash such as Gelatin paper, satin ribbons, pearl string, flowers, twister strips and some tags.
I wrapped the candle with the Gelatin and tied with the twister. Tied a satin at the neck and decorated with flowers, pearl string. Lastly, added the tag!
I made one more tiny candle using the Damask this! stamp set.
Wasn’t that a great way of decorating your candles?
Some important tips:
- One can use coloured inks or can colour the images on the tissue before heat setting it.
- This technique can also be done using the stencils and distress inks on the tissue paper and heat setting it once dry.
- The important thing to remember is that the inks/colors should not be very wet as the tissue may tear.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial,
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