Happy Tuesday! First a big THANK YOU to the wonderful Aimes and wonderful Kate from "A Passion For Papertrey" who made me their featured stamper this month! I am so thrilled and honoured! These ladies rock, be sure to visit them!
Ok, the tutorial. Thanks to everybody who asked for it and for your patience with me :)! I won`t torture you with a video (only if you need a good laugh) so I tried to take photos of every step. The photos are not the best, it is 10 pm here already and I had to work with artificial light. Here is what you`ll need, the explanation for every photo is written underneath it:
You need a simple, but thick candle (I bought mine in a drugstore, it was very cheap), stamps (this is the gorgeous Life set from Papertrey Ink), scissors, ink (I chose Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Ink), Heat Embossing Tool, Tissue Paper (I use simple Tempo Tissues - love the structure, but you`ll see what I mean later) and plain baking parchment.
Stamp your image onto the tissue paper
I wanted a dramatic red/black combo
Then cut your image out - don`t bother too much about it, just cut roughly around the image, you won`t see the tissue paper later! Take the top layer of the tissue paper and position it onto your candle.
Cut a piece of the baking parchment to fit generously around your candle, lay it over your image and hold it together firmly on the back of your candle. Try to avoid any creases (the wax will melt underneath the baking parchment and any creases will be melted into your candle). Take your heat embossing tool and carefully heat your image - don`t stay on one spot for too long, as soon as the tissue paper "vanishes" it is enough and you can move on. It happens really fast! (Sorry I don`t have a photo showing that - I didn`t have enough hands!)
Here you can see that the tissue paper is gone - it is covered with wax and so is your image. Gently take off your baking parchment and...
... voilà! Your image is on the candle! By looking closely at this photo you can see the structure I mentioned before on the image. I like it.
And here is the finished candle. Just add some ribbon or whatever you like and you have a great unique gift! I hope this tutorial was ok. Do not hesitate to make any improvement suggestions or to ask if there are any questions!
Ok, off to bed! Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!