Learn to Decorate a Candle with Your Holiday Stamps

by Neva Cole

Learn to Decorate a Candle with Your Holiday Stamps. StazOn - Forest Green, Blazing Red, Jet Black, Royal Purple, Azure

This project originally started out as the Evergreen challenge but then morphed into much more than that! Very simple and quick to create, and a great hostess gift as well. You can use regular candles, or the LED wax version.

The tall Christmas Tree pillar candle is the real deal wax candle. The images are stamped on white tissue paper in StazOn Forest Green and Blazing Red and then gently fussy cut. (Note, you will want extra paper or a Craft Mat under the tissue paper as the ink WILL bleed through.)

Place the image in desired position and gently heat with a heat gun. Smooth the tissue paper down into the melted wax and smooth edges of wax with fingers. The tissue paper becomes translucent in the melted wax.

The snowman and angel candles are both the LED versions. The snowmen were stamped in StazOn Jet Black and colored with Fabrico markers. The images were die cut with a layer of cardstock underneath to cut the tissue more cleanly. The images may be reversed when applying to the candle as the color is equally vibrant on both sides. The angels are stamped in StazOn Royal Purple and Azure. All three candles are finished with decorative trim or ribbons with bows.

Learn to Decorate a Candle with Your Holiday Stamps

Supplies

Imagine
  • StazOn – Forest Green, Blazing Red, Jet Black, Royal Purple, Azure
  • Fabrico Markers – Truffle, Bubble Gum, Coal Gray, Tangerine, Pea Pod, Poppy Red
Other
  • Wax or LED candles
  • DeNami Designs—Small Tree, Small Tree Swirl
  • Hampton Arts—Let It Snow Snowmen stamp
  • A Stamp In the Hand—Angel Parade
  • Heat tool
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbons

Bright Beginnings with All-Purpose Ink

by Elina Stromberg

Imagine Artist Elina Stromberg focuses on bright beginnings in 2017 with a candle set made with Tsukineko’s All Purpose ink and Fantastix.

A new year has started. Let it be filled with love, joy, happiness and sweet memories. To celebrate, I decorated two candles with flowers and a golden 2017 then lit the candles on the New Years Eve to give 2017 a beautiful bright beginning. Candles can easily be decorated with tissue paper. The images are either stamped or hand drawn on thin tissue paper and then attached on the candle with a heat tool. Now I can light them whenever a sweet memory is created this year!

Directions

Imagine Artist Elina Stromberg focuses on bright beginnings in 2017 with a candle set made with Tsukineko’s All Purpose ink and Fantastix. She creates a mask with post-its in this photo.

Step 1

Cut a strip of tissue paper with the length equaling the candle circumference. and the width enough to fit the images.

Step 2

Stamp flower images on post-it notes and cut out to create a stamping mask.

Step 3

Stamp a flower garland onto white tissue paper using Onyx Black VersaFine ink and your masks created in step 2. Place a post-it note mask on the stamped flower to layer the images; images stamped over the mask appear on the background of the protected image. Stamp year on a separate piece of tissue paper using Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

Imagine Artist Elina Stromberg focuses on bright beginnings in 2017 with a candle set made with Tsukineko’s All Purpose ink and Fantastix. Color the flowers with All Purpose ink.
Step 4

Paint flowers and leaves with All-Purpose Inks, using Fantastix brushes.

Imagine Artist Elina Stromberg focuses on bright beginnings in 2017 with a candle set made with Tsukineko’s All Purpose ink and Fantastix.

Step 5

Fussy cut around the layered flower image, leaving a thin border around the flowers. Closed areas between flowers can be left uncut.

Imagine Artist Elina Stromberg focuses on bright beginnings in 2017 with a candle set made with Tsukineko’s All Purpose ink and Fantastix. Use a heat tool to set the image.

Step 6

Place stamped tissue paper on the candle. Heat gently with the heat gun until the candle starts to melt. Melted paraffin wax adheres the tissue paper on the candle, and white tissue paper areas become invisible. Start with the stamped flowers and finish the project with attaching gold colored 2017.

Imagine Artist Elina Stromberg focuses on bright beginnings in 2017 with a candle set made with Tsukineko’s All Purpose ink and Fantastix.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White tissue paper
  • Candle(s)
  • Post-it notes
  • Altenew – Flower stamps
  • Acrylic stamping block
  • Stampers Anonymous – Number stamps
  • Heat gun
  • Scissors

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