October 3, 2013

Stamped Christmas Candles: Thursday DT Post at Visible Image

This week I wanted to share some candles that I made using Visible Image stamps! I have been on a bit of a candle-making kick lately, and I thought the Christmas Collage Stamp was perfect for a candle!!

It really is a simple technique, just choose your inks and stamp onto white tissue paper... I used Forest Moss Distress Ink for my vintagey green candle.

Then cut around the edge of your stamping and place on the candle where you want it.
Use a little bit of double sided adhesive tape to tack it in place...

Finally just cover the tissue paper with a bit of greaseproof paper and use your heat tool to melt the wax into the tissue paper! The greaseproof paper doesn't stick, so it is the perfect thing to help keep the tissue paper smoothed down against the candle, just peel it back to check that the tissue paper has "melted" into the candle...when it is done there is a coat of wax over the tissue paper and it looks like you have stamped straight onto the candle.  Really amazing results and not very complicated at all!! I plan on doing several of these for gifts this year!!

And because I couldn't stop with one candle, I took the Vintage Season's Greeting stamp using the Forest Moss Distress Ink and the Bronte Border script stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink to make a second smaller candle.

I really had a lot of fun making these candles. I hope you like my project, and if any of these stamps catch your eye, please visit the store by clicking on the links! All UK and international shipping is FREE for the entire month of October!

Visible Image also run a challenge each month on their blog.
This month the theme is:
Use a Visible Image Sentiment stamp on a project and link it up, easy peasy,
and you could win £20 of your choice of Visible Image gorgeousness!
Join us over at our fan page on Facebook or join our GROUP!
This month if you load a Visible Image project you've created in the group,
you also have a chance at another £20 prize, you have to be in it to win it though,
so I hope you have a look at the site and get some stamps and join in.

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Unknown said...

These are FAB Cathi, very classy :D

Pauline Butcher said...

What a great idea for Christmas pressies, I love them Cathi. Hugs P xxx

Monica said...

These are fantastic!
They are a perfect gift!!! elegant.

Visible Image said...

Stunning Cathi! They look so beautiful and really show off our stamps. Love your photo too. Thank you xx

Pat Taylor said...

These are fabulous Cathi I must give them awhirl! the candles I mean I have some of the stamps! xxx