- Candle – size that will fit your design
- Tissue Paper - used in
- Various Ink Pads
- Heat Embossing Tool
- Something to Color With (i.e. Markers, Pencils with Blender Pens, Lumiere with PearlEx, Twinkling H20s with Water brush).
- Wax Paper – the height of the candle, plus long enough to go around the whole candle and have extra on the back for a “handle.”
- Cut a piece of tissue paper a little less then the length of your candle. The width should be a little wider than your design or enough to go around the candle.
- Stamp you image(s) on tissue paper. You can use images that you will color in, or solid images and different ink colors.
- Color in your images if necessary being very careful not to tear the tissue paper.
- You can also heat emboss the image with embossing powder and the heat embossing tool for a different look.
- Cut out your image. Cut close to the image leaving a small border.
- Place the tissue paper on on the candle. Lick you finger and dampen
parts of the edges so that it will “stick” to the candle. (Patty just
places the image on the candle and holds it in place with the wax paper)
- Using the wax paper, wrap it around the candle so the you can hold on the opposite side of the candle. Hold the wax paper tight against the candle.
- Preheat your embossing gun and then use it to quickly move back and forth over the image on the candle. This will “melt” the image into the candle. Watch carefully and you will see the change. Do not heat too long as this will melt your candle and leave uneven surfaces.
- When you are done heating, roll the candle over the image on a flat surface to even out any bumps and slowly remove the wax paper.
You can also try printing images on the tissue paper with your printer. Tape a piece of tissue paper on cardstock and put that in your printer and print any image you have access to. Set your printer preferences to 'Best Quality'
NOTE: Never leave a candle burning unattended!! It takes a little practice so use small cheap candles to
- Here is a link to a YouTube Video -- click HERE