Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Waxing lyrical over this month's challenge

As you may have seen earlier in the week, one of our challenges this month over at In Love With Stamping, is to use wax. This time I used the wax as a candle to be decorated (and waxed paper in applying the image).

Stamp sets: Just Believe, Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
6mm Grosgrain Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Tissue Paper (backing from Medium Window Sheet)
Non-SU: Candle, Waxed Paper

I stamped the long grasses image (Just Believe) and the small spotted butterfly (Flight of the Butterfly) onto the tissue paper with Rich Razzleberry ink and cut them out close to the design. Working on just a couple of images at a time, I wrapped them in position on the candle with waxed paper and holding the paper taut, heated gently with my heat tool until the image darkened and the tissue paper could no longer be seen. This was repeated around the candle using fresh waxed paper each time (otherwise the tissue paper can stick). Rich Razzleberry ribbon was wrapped around the base of the candle and secured with a glue dot and a bow added, also with a glue dot.

This technique seems a bit scary at first, but as long as you use fresh waxed paper each time and keep the heat tool moving, it works really well and the results are worth it.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Oooh - doesn't that stamp work well on a candle? I LOVE it and the colour you choose is fabby. I haven't tried that little butterfly with it - but it is in just the right proportion isn't it? Lovely project. X

Poppit said...

wow - this is just beautiful! LOVE it!!

Jan said...

Just been and bought a candle to have a play (bet I cant get it as gorgeous as yours though!!!)