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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Trying Something New #2

Good morning,

My daughter Iona is away at camp with Girl's Brigade and it's my husband's weekend to be working so I've been productive and made some cards for the craft fair I'm doing next week.

Just for a change (and something I've wanted to do for ages) I have customised a candle with a Gorjuss image following a tutorial I found on Pinterest (my guilty pleasure!).

First I cut some white tissue into a rectangular shape, big enough to take my stamped image, which I smoothed out and taped to a slightly larger offcut of white stamping card.  Next I stamped my image (Gorjuss Hang Me Up To Dry) onto the tissue using a Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black.  I then coloured my stamped image with Promarkers.  Once I was happy with the colouring I carefully fussy cut around the image leaving a small border.  Next I wrapped the tissue image around a candle (just a plain white unscented one from Tesco) then wrapped around a piece of wax paper a bit larger than the candle (leaving a flap either end that you can hold onto) pulling it tight to secure the image.  I then used a heat tool on the lower setting to transfer the image onto the candle.  You can see the image changing colour meaning it has transferred.  Keep the heat tool moving and don't over heat, it really doesn't take long.  Then I carefully peeled away the wax paper, everything had transferred ok but if it doesn't you can just place the wax paper back over and heat again.

Now I just need to check it burns ok before I buy any more candles!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Shona xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish - #312 Anything But A Card


  1. Hi Shona fab candle, you've made it beautifully. I usually manage to melt a bit of the wax when I make them, Kate x

  2. This is fabulous, one of those things I always mean to try but never do xx

  3. this looks wonderful shona - I haven't done one of these in ages - must do one. hugs Rachel x

  4. ADORABLE! What a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish challenge! I hope you’ll come back again soon!
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  5. Great job on your candle! I've never tried this, but you totally nailed it. Thanks for joining us at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge!