Copic Candle Making (Tutorial and Freebie)

Hello! I’ve had several emails in the past few days asking how I created my candle for our Summer Fun digital stamps. To be perfectly honest, I saw the project in a brochure in Hobby Lobby and just tweaked it a bit. Here’s my original project, followed by a simple tutorial on how to create a similar candle yourself.

What you will need:

1 plain candle (preferably not shiny)
1 stamp (rubber or digital, your choice)
1 piece of tissue paper
Copic Markers of your choice
Heat Tool

To begin stamp your image on the tissue paper. If you are using a digital stamp, you will have to carefully trace it onto the tissue paper with a copic multiliner.

Color in your image with your Copic Markers. Be careful not to oversaturate and tear the paper. Also make sure to lay down a scrap piece of paper underneath as the marker ink will go right through the tissue.  For this image I used Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y38, YR16, G21, G24, G28, E31.
 Once you’ve finished coloring, cut out the stamped image. Position it on the candle using a minimal amount of adhesive.

Using the heat tool at 8-10 inches from your project, begin to heat the area where the tissue paper is. Stop when you see the candle becoming shiny. As the wax is heated and melts, it will absorb the tissue paper image into it.  Continue heating until all of the tissue paper is secured to the candle.  Et viola!

Custom Copic Colored Candle (How's THAT for alliteration?)

Here’s another one I did:

Penny Black Owl Stamp

Of course, here’s your freebie to make your own candle with, it’s my busy bees!


About gallifreycraftingcompany

I love and train flying monkeys, color with copics, scrapbook what I color, read like a fiend and enjoy every minute of it. I'm a New Yorker that sought better weather, and I enjoy crafting outside by my pool and walking the beach.
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53 Responses to Copic Candle Making (Tutorial and Freebie)

  1. BOBBI ISERI says:

    Thanking you for the tutorial for this beautiful candle. And for the cute image also.


  2. Cleah says:

    These candles are way too lovely to light up! Thank you too for the cute image. I love it!

  3. Irene L. says:

    Love this idea Colleen – I have Christmas ideas running through my head now! Great behive too. Thanks so much.

  4. Joan says:

    Great tutorial and freebie image. Thanks so much.

    Love Joan xx

  5. Beautiful job! This opens up endless ideas for candles for every occasions. Thank You!

  6. Jocelan says:

    Thanks for the cute digi image.

  7. Colleen, what a fabulous project! Love this busy bee image – just so adorable. Thank you so much!!!

  8. sandy says:

    Thank you for the awesome image

  9. Helen Dooley says:

    The candles are awesome! Love the digi- thanks and I think you should add this to For Fun challenges.:) I think everyone should see your awesome candles.

  10. Tami B says:

    I have GOT to try one of these candles. Thanks for the instructions and for the cute digi.

  11. Carol B. says:

    Great tutorial, adorable image … and your candles … Wow! Thanks so much!
    ~ Carol B. ~

  12. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for the tutorial, and the freebie.

  13. What a beautifully done candle. I would never light that one, it is perfect. Thank you for the wonderful bee hive, Love it, hugs Cathy

  14. Pat K. says:

    Thank you for sharing the free image. It’s very cute. Pat K.

  15. susan says:

    Thank you thus great tutorial and the digi!

  16. Cindy says:

    What a beautiful image – TY 🙂

  17. Michel E says:

    Thanks for the freebie

  18. Danielle says:

    Great image… thank you for sharing that as well as the candle tutorial! Your candles all look fabulous!

  19. Sue says:

    Thank you for the cute bee hive. The candle is awesome and I know I could not do that LOL

  20. Carol L says:

    Your candles are beautiful! WHo knew you could copic candles! TFS the tutorial and image!

  21. Elaine L. says:

    Love your candles! They’re so much fun to make, aren’t they! Thanks for the bee hive image! I have a friend whose husband keeps bees as a hobby.

  22. This looks like lots of fun! Your candles turned out really nice! Thanks for sharing your art!!!

  23. Carol says:

    Thanks for the tut and freebie. Carol x

  24. Carol O says:

    Cute Bee Hive, thanks for sharing!

  25. snehalwelde says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and the digi too

  26. Esther says:

    This is such a cute image! Thank you so much for sharing it:)

  27. Debbie Bradford says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial and the image. Sure is cute!

  28. Laurie says:

    Love this image–thanks so much for sharing!!

  29. georgia says:

    Great tutorial and I love the freebie “bees” lol! Thank you so much!

  30. Terrie says:

    Thank you for the cute bee hive.
    Your candles are stunning!

  31. zehra says:

    thank you, this is an awesome digi

  32. Ardilla says:

    Great work on your candles…
    Thanks for the freebie 🙂

  33. Cecilia V. says:

    absolutely beautiful! TFS!!!

  34. The candles are beautiful. They would make great gifts. Thanks for the digi!

  35. Elvira says:

    This is a fun and easy project. Thanks for sharing the instructions and the image, you’re the BEST 😉

  36. Sue says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial, decorating candles is now on my list of things to try. Love the beehive, my Dad would appreciate this one, he loves honey.

  37. weva says:

    Thank you!!

  38. Kelley says:

    Beautiful candles, Colleen. Thank you for the image.

  39. Thanks so much for the beehive and the tutorial! Now I have to try this myself!

  40. Lisa H. says:

    What a beautiful candle and such a great idea!
    I really love the one with the Penny Black owl stamp too!
    Thank-you for the adorable digi!

  41. Pam says:

    What an adorable image! Thank you for sharing it!!

  42. I am so happy to have learned how to affix images to candles. They’ll make great.Christmas presents. I’d better start soon.

  43. Kathie says:

    Wonderful tutorial Colleen! They’re all beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!

  44. Cass says:

    Thanks for the tutorial abnd the freebie. Your candles look great

  45. Dee says:

    Thanks so much…I love the candle and the image is adorable…Dee

  46. Pocono Pam says:

    Love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  47. mamichelle says:

    Thanks so much! I love your candles!!

  48. dori59 says:

    Thank you for the bee hive. It is adorable!

  49. Melody says:

    Love the bee’s and the hive!! Thanks for sharing them!!

  50. TXGrandma says:

    This is such a great idea and yours is very pretty. Thanks for the lovely image!

  51. Vickie says:

    Thank you for the sweet image and love the candles!!

  52. LadyJ113 says:

    thank you x

  53. Candlemaking says:

    Hey just love the candle ideas and info you’re sharing, really easy to get started and it does make a big difference when you get with the right guidance and knowledge…

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