Monday, April 18, 2011

Stamped Candle

Simple, yet stunning, project!  We will be making this at my next class -- the Mother's Day Paper crafting/School Fundraiser class at West Valley School.

To make this, start out by stamping the Ornate Blossom stamp in Cherry Cobbler ink on white gift wrapping tissue.
Trim around image
Lay image on candle in the location you want it to be
Take a sheet of waxed paper -- large enough to wrap to the back of the candle with room to grab the "tails" firmly in your hand on the back side of the candle
Make sure there are no wrinkles in the waxed paper covering the image, and that it is holding the image firmly in place.
Heat image with heat gun until you start to see it melting into the candle -- it will go from looking white and tissue paper like, to more shiny and darker in color
Continue heating until entire image is melted into the candle.
Peel away the waxed paper and embellish image with Pearl accents.

To make the bottom look more decorative, I punched the edge of a 1 1/2 x 8 1/2" strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock, and adhered it around the candle with Mono Multi glue -- the stuff with the green lid, making sure my "seam" was in the back.  I then tied a sash of white organy ribbon around, and embellished it with a monogram letter -- from the "Lovely Letters" alphabet.  Put it in a pretty little organza bag, and Ooh La La! what a lovely gift for your mom this Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. What mom wouldn't be thrilled to receive one of these candles? I was looking for a gift idea to fill a stamped gift bag, and I think this candle would be perfect. Thanks, Beth, for sharing!