In case you missed this tutorial when it was on Craftaholics Anonymous, here is it for you!
Today we are making candles...ok, well not actually making candles. We are decorating candles! This is a neat little trick my mother-in-law taught me a few years ago and I have used it several times since.
Here is what you need:
- a candle (no fakes here, you need wax)
- tissue paper
- stamp pad
- wax paper (this is optional, but it makes the job a lot easier and gives a smother finish)
- heat embosser (sorry, you can't just use your blow dryer...trust me, I've tried)
Ink your stamp and stamp your image onto the tissue paper (it doesn't matter which side)
With scissors, cut out your image making sure to cut close to the edges (this is more important if you are using a colored candle, or colored tissue paper, less important with white tissue paper on a white candle).
Place the cut out image where you would like it to go on your candle and wrap wax paper around it. Be sure to put the waxy side facing the candle. You can hold the wax paper in place, but if you prefer to you can tape it down.
Heat with your heat embosser until the tissue paper becomes transparent. You will notice it changing as you heat it (just like when heating embossing powders).
Admire! Yep, that's really all there is to it! Ok, well you might want to remove the wax paper :)
Don't have a stamp or ink pad? No problem! You can color on the tissue paper with markers, or chalks, or watercolors. Play around with it! It's tons of fun!
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