Seeing as I'd not done this before thought I'd make this one for me then if it wasn't perfect it wouldn't matter. Good job really as it didn't turn out 100%! I'm loving my Whiff of Joy stamps at the moment so chose 3 which I thought were a great food/kitchen theme to put all the way around the one candle.
Here's all 3 images cut out and coloured onto tissue paper (remember to colour with kitchen roll under it to soak up all the excess ink as the paper's so thin). I used distress inks and sakura stardust pens for some sparkle on the wings, bows, mug etc
Here's the first image placed onto the candle with greaseproof paper wrapped tightly around it before you set it with your heatgun until the top layer of wax melts and your image is set into place (it should be smooth and tight - this is still a tad wrinkly and will show when you come to remove the greaseproof as I found out!)
Here's the finished candle, all the way around:
As you can see I didn't have the greaseproof paper tight enough when I heated Willow with Cookie and it's gone all bobbly and unsmooth - oh well, at least I know what not to do when I come to making them again. . . and I will, think they will make fab little stocking fillers at christmas or for Halloween. Just need to buy some more candles and cellaphane to wrap them in now.
Now I just need to light this one and see what happens to the images when the wax melts as noone seems to know and I need to make sure it's safe before giving them as presents!
- Stamps: Willow with cookies, Willow with hot choc, Melinda helping angel all fom Whiff of Joy
- Plain Pillar Candle
- tissue paper, colouring of choice
- greaseproof paper & heatgun