Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Candles...someone please stop me:)

Okay, I am having waaaaaaayyy too much fun!!! I didn't even let the Stickles dry on the Candles candle before I took the picture, lol. I keep thinking up new ideas for them. I posted Candle Stamping & Tutorial a couple of days ago...you can find that HERE.
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I popped into Dollarama to pick up some holders for my Copics, and thought, "I wonder if it would work with coloured tissue paper?" So I picked some up. Once home, I wondered if Impressabilities would work, sure enough, they did (and you don't need the Cuttlebug or other machine for it). I then used some Nestabilities dies as well.
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Candle Size: 4" x 2.5" (found them at Superstore for $1.99, run and grab them...before I do!!! LOL)
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Candle candle: CTMH SS-Candlelight, I used a white, light purple, and light blue tissue paper. I stamped using Hydrangea, Black and Moonstruck for the candle, and Honey for the flame. I added stickles to the 'Happy Birthday' flame. I also attached some of the flames to the top of the candle...it took a couple of tries because it helps when you keep the wax paper flat on the image, and the candle is rounded. But it turned out GREAT!
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Pink Posy Candle: I inked up Flower Silhouette Impressabilites using Hydrangea (I added the ink to the Impressabilities by inking directly from the stamp pad), remove the scrap piece of paper under the Impressabilities (that you used to protect your surface while inking it up), lay the Impressabilities on a fresh piece of paper, place the tissue paper VERY carefully on top of the Impressabilities, I then carefully place the rubber mat on top, and pushed gently...the tissue soaks up the ink very easily so it doesn't require much pressure. Remove mat, and tissue paper. I inked a second piece of tissue paper (because one piece isn't quite big enough to go around the candle). I finished it off with a Martha Stewart border punch, rhinestones and flowers.
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Here are some Christmasy ones...early I know, but B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L if I say so myself:)
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Blue Thomas Kincade: I used Nestabilities to cut out, and frame this image. I stamped the image with Moonstruck, then cut it out with the Nestabilities. I then cut a frame from dark blue tissue paper. Next time I'll ink the image edges with Moonstruck.
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Wreath Thomas Kincade: I stamped the image on white tissue paper with Black ink, cut it out with Nestabilities, and coloured it very simply with Copics...just to give it a touch of colour. I then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Distress Ink (*CTMH Cocoa bleeds and changes colours when you apply it to the candle*). I then finished it off with Martha Stewart punches and red Stickles.
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Snowflake: The snowflake is using Impressabilities...same method as Pink Posy (above). I finished it off with ribbon and CS, and Cuttlebug's snowflake Die.
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The close-ups....
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Here's the candle before I added the CS.
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I added glitter to the snow...the areas that the moonlight or light from the window would hit.
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I stamped 'Winter' onto white tissue paper, but of course when the wax melts, it takes on the darker colour...that's why it's mottled looking:)
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I sure hope I inspired you to try Candle Stamping!!!
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Enjoy,
Deneen

2 comments:

Janelle said...

I think these are so nice!!!!! I love coming on your blog - not only because I love your incredible artwork and ideas but, with me, your fish will never go hungry. lol. Thanks so much for sharing your blog with us.

Susan Mitschele said...

I adore your candles but, you don't say how you attach the tissue paper to the candle. How do you do it?

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