Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two candles and a Box

Good Morning ladies and today I have two candles and a box to share with you, I read about how to decoration candles with stamped images the other night and decided to have ago, quick explanation, take a single sheet of tissue or toilet roll sheet, stamp your chosen image onto it, colour with your choice of medium, I used copic.
Lay the tissue on your candle then I put a piece of grease proof paper over the top and held it tightly and gave it a blast with my heat gun, the wax melts a bit and takes up the tissue just leaving your image, hey presto an image left on your candle, to finish off I added a sentiment in the same way, also ribbon, stickles sparkle which look blue but is actually white and a bit of bling.

I have to say it took me two attempts to colour the image and I found if I went too near the edge of the image the colour would bleed over the lines so I started again in the middle of the image and coloured a little at time and this worked.

The second candle is done using a die cut I found in Cyprus, as this is for decoration only, I glued the die cut to the candle and used a stick on snowflake which I glittered, and added bling which is from Kaban along with a ribbon to finish. I also made a matching box to put chocolates in using Bo Bunny papers and ribbon, the snowflake is K and Co.

When I find my cellophane bags I will popped the candles in these and add tags.

I shall be trying the stamping on candles again as I really enjoyed making this one and as my first attempt I am quiet pleased with it.
I have entered them into:
Whimsy Stamp Challenge and this week is, Not a Card
Secret Crafter and this week they want to see a Season on your creation.
Colour Create their theme is Red Green and White, which fits in for the first candle.

Thanks for popping by again and I look forward to looking at your creations later.




DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW Linda! Beautiful gifts! I'll have to try that! Hugs, D

hrgottlieb said...

If you have an interest in selling candles for a fundraiser there is a website called Easy Fundraising Ideas that has some great Candle Fundraising programs and they don't cost anything to start.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful.... and you are definitely brave!


Mandy said...

wow these are lovely..don't know if I'm brave enough to have a go at this..They are all beautiful..
Mandy xx

Jane said...

Wow!!!! They're both fabulous but the black and white one with its matching box is absolutely stunning! I love it! hugs, Jane x

pinky said...

They are gorgeous, thanks for the tip! Must give it a go. Make great christmas gifts.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Linda

What a fantastic tip and it sounds so easy to do. Your candles are gorgeous and what a great present idea.

Hugs Ali x

Rach said...

oh wow!
beautiful work.
Hugs Rachxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful creations.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful candles! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsy this week! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! This is just precious!! I adore your candle and what you've done!! Very sweet!! HUGS

stampinsilvia said...

both of your candles are gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with Whimsy Stamps

Zoe said...

Hello Linda, I love both the candles and the box. I love the cute image on the first one and I love the ribbon round both of the candles.

resmith said...

Oh I just love these! Beatiful job! Thanks for playing along with us over at Whimsy Stamps.

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Linda,what a beautiful creations.
I love the images.
zo mooi...

Hugs Riet.x

Cristine said...

Great images! everything is beautiful

CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous Linda, love the candles

Marcea said...

wow, these are fab hun - I have never tried a candle before but think I will have a go now. Thanks for the inspiration sweetie

rozzy said...

Wow these are fantastic. i have made a couple of these, there is a video tutorial on my Trimcraft Blog. they are really effective. well done
hugs rozzy xx

Lora said...

These are beautiful Linda! I have been wanting to try do some candles for ages but have never got round to it. Think I might try to make some for the school christmas fayre now though.
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
Lora xx


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