Wooo hooo again!!! My candles have also been chosen as a Ginger Gem in the GC Spicy Supply (wax) Challenge!!!! ;)))
I've been craving to try this new technique for a looooong time but somehow I was too scared lol ;). I thought it was going to be really difficult but suprisingly, it wasn't at all!
And here's what this post is all about...:
If you haven't tried to alter a candle yet - you must give it a go! It gives amazing results and is really rewarding ;).
All you need is a permanent ink (I used Timber Brown StazOn), tissue paper, greaseproof/baking paper (optional but quite useful), heat tool and something else...err... right - a candle of course lol!
Once you've stamped your image onto the tissue, place it on the candle then wrap the candle tightly with the baking paper. This will help you keep the image in place at the start and will also help to keep the shape of the candle when the wax starts to melt. Try no to over-heat the candle. It's better to repeat the heating process than having to reshape your whole candle lol ;). When the wax starts to melt, the tissue will magically disappear into the candle and your stamped image will look as professionally printed onto it!
The stamps I've used are from the Vintage Christmas Stempelglede set - err.... just for a change lol ;). Have I meantioned how much I loooove this set??? I just don't seem to get enought of it... ;D
The candles have been snugly wrapped with patterned paper and ribbon bands. The paper bands have been stamped with Crafty Individuals Santa Sleigh stamp and slightly distressed with Tea Dye DI.
I also stamped a few Crafty Individuals pine trees onto acetate, cut out and placed around the piece. I love the "see through" effect it gives, as if you can almost peek through the trees to see what's behind ;).
The glass plate was covered with glass pebbles and faux snow. And the pine cones were painted with white and gold acrylic paints. It's difficult to show it on a photo but I love the soft sparkle of the pebbles, paint and the gold embossing on the patterned paper.
Hope you have a lovely week and I'm back to my Christmas preparations!
Challenges for this project:
The Artistic Stamper 'Dec - Christmas
The Stamp Man - New technique
GC #130 Spicy Supply Challenge - Wax
Crafty Individuals 'Dec - All wrapped up
Addicted to Stamps #19 - Snowflakes
Dream Valley Challenges #22 - Christmas
Gingerloft Challenges #30 - Christmas and Winter
Opus Gluei - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
The Squirrel and the Fox #7 - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - W for white Christmas
Delicious Doodles #8 - X-travagant Xmas
Fairy Fun Fridays #68 - Holly Jolly Christmas
Inkspirations Challenges #100 - Christmas
Inspire Me Fridays #37 - Anything goes
Jellypark Challenges - Anything but a card
Jingle Belles - Something Christmassy
Mami Doodles #40 - Altered Art/Home Decor
Raise the Bar #86 - Christmas
Make it Monday #68 - Anything goes