Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Wedding Candle

Good Morning

Today I would like to share with you a stamped wedding candle I made at a workshop over at Lili of the Valley on Saturday. I LOVED this technique.

This is the finished candle, it is gorgeous!

First of all we stamped the chosen image onto tissue paper, and then coloured it in with promarkers.
Then we cut aroung the image, but you don't have to be too precise :)
Then you put the image in place ( it holds on with a bit of lick from your finger) and gently wrap greaseproof paper around it. Ensureing that you keep it smooth and with no crease's in it. Then gently heat with your heat gun, you can tell when it has stuck as the colours go slightly darker, a bit like when you are heating embossing powder.

Then all you need to do is to decorate your candle :) We used some silver hearts ribbon around the bottom and then die cut some hearts, which were edged in grey pen and then glamour dust.We then added some sparkly gems and some pearl dots with pearl stickles.
We gathered up some tulle with a simple running stitch and pulled it tight to for a small circle, put the flower in the centre and stuck to the other side of the candle.

We then cut 2 round bases from greyboard and white card and stuck these together to give a nice base to the candle.

We then made a box to put the candle in, although we didn't have time to decorate it. I may do later :) 

This is picture of the candle in the box :)

TOP TIP :- If you buy unmounted stamps and then mount them yourself onto UMount or KlingOn. Place your stamps onto the sticky side and then, before you cut them out, sprinkle talc onto the sticky areas showing between the stamps. This then enables you to cut around your stamps without your scissors getting all stuck up! If you get talc on your stamps don't worry as this wipes off with a clean baby wipe :)

Thanks for stopping by. 
I appreciate all comments you may have on my creations.


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