Monday, August 9, 2010

Traveling to Paris at the "Forum"

This month at the "Forum" we are "traveling" to Paris (not in real life...lol).....what a way to end a summer.....a bit of candlelight, a glass of wine, the perfect mate......so here is my project for that.....a "stamping on a candle technique"...if you haven't done this, give it a try, its very easy and fun!!  You can make your candle as elaborate as you would like, but I kept this one very simple......first you stamp on a piece of white tissue paper, cut the image out very close to the edge, lay it on your candle where you want it, tear a long piece of wax paper (long enough to go around the entire candle and overlap in the back to hold onto), lay your piece of wax paper over your image  and grab the excess in the back to hold the wax paper over the image tightly, then use your heat tool to "emboss" the image onto the candle, it doesn't take long at all, you can see the wax paper melt onto the image, don't hold  the heat gun in one place too long and do be careful not to burn yourself!!  I would suggest you try on a candle you don't care about first until you can get the hang of it......

4 comments:

Kelly said...

How cool is that! Who would have thunk it would be so easy! I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous candle Diane!Thanks for the instructions on how to do this!Will have to try it as soon as I can!
Hugs,Connie

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Curt in Carmel said...

I've not tried this but you make it sound so easy. You could really do some fun things with this technique! Thanks for sharing. Best, Curt