Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Mid-Month Inspiration at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's my turn to offer some mid-month inspiration at Stamping Sensations by trying something new.  Now, I've always wanted to have a go at stamping on candles but I've never got round to it before, so here goes :)  I checked out a couple of videos on You Tube before I started to see how people had coloured their images.  As you need to stamp and colour tissue paper, it's a very delicate operation.

As our theme this month is 'One for the Girls,' I thought I'd opt for something floral as we all love our flowers, so I chose to use 'Rose Bloom' by Stacey Barras as it was a really good fit for the candle that I was using.

I decided to use my Stamping Press as I wasn't quite sure how well the Stazon Ink would print onto the tissue paper.   Here is the process, step by step in photos:

Stamped twice onto tissue paper with Stazon ink

Delicately coloured using Derwent Inktense pencils

I got very brave at this stage and used a damp water brush to intensify the colour.
I also used a red colour brush to darken some of the red areas.

Next, I cut out the image, leaving just a little white tissue showing around the image.

I laid the cut out image over the candle and wrapped a piece of baking parchment tightly around the candle.  Using a heat gun to adhere the tissue paper to the candle, it was like embossing magic as you can see the wax melting as you move along.  It's important to keep your heat gun moving so as not to create any holes with the hot wax, it all happens very quickly.

The end result!  
I added a piece of ribbon and a matching bow around the base of the candle to add the finishing touch.

For a first attempt, I'm very happy with the end result, although I would like to have another go and just leave it at the stage where it's been coloured with the pencils as I think that would give a subtle sketchy look.

I've thoroughly enjoyed trying a new technique (For me) and I hope that I just might have inspired you to have a go if you've never tried stamping on candles before.

Happy Crafting,
Sandra x 


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Sandra, this is gorgeous, I never would have guessed that it was a first attempt. You've made it look easy, I might just have to try this.

Sue xx

brenda said...

So impressed with the superb results you achieved with your card Sandra, I've yet to master using tissue, I'm far too heavy handed but this is great inspiration, thank you.

B x

Viv said...

This is fab Sandra! x

Gerrina said...

Wow so different; great idea and looks so good! Hugs, Gerrina

Lisa said...

This is so stunning!! The candle looks amazing!! What gorgeous colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathleen said...

Brilliant make Sandra, looks really beautiful.

Kath x

Pat said...

I have never tried this either Sandra but it is such a pretty image and worked so well on tbe candle, you did a wonderful job with this new to you technique. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
well everything you do turns to gold and you have done such a terrific job of this.
My You are brave to attempt this not for the faint hearted I'm sure.
Your couring of that flower is exceptional and very beautiful.
I love it it's gorgeous as all your work is.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mac Mable said...

Wow...absolutely gorgeous and so unique. Your colouring of the flowers are amazing and didn't it turn out great onto the candle? I love the vibrancy you have got with those colours x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandra, love the colours and design, Kate x x

Leanne Harris said...

oh how lovely Sandra! It is a delicate operation as you say and is quite rewarding - well done this is lovely. (I spotted your cracked magnet - I've had loads do it! - wrap your magnets in some washi or decorators strong blue paper tape, it helps to move them about and keep them together!) lots of love xxxxx

scrappymo! said...

I will have to give this a go, as you have made such a beautiful candle!