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.
1 plain candle (preferably not shiny)
1 stamp (rubber or digital, your choice)
1 piece of tissue paper
Copic Markers of your choice
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!
Here’s another one I did:
Of course, here’s your freebie to make your own candle with, it’s my busy bees!