Sunday, 4 December 2011

Advent Candle for The Artistic Stamper

Seasonal Greetings and, as it is the second Advent Sunday today, I'm sharing a candle with you for another element on my Christmas dinner table :)

It's the first time I've ever altered a candle but it's super simple to do and now you won't be able to stop me!!! LOL

1. Separate the layers of a plain white paper napkin and use just a single ply.

Stamp the snowflakes using Distress Ink tumbled glass (don't over ink or it may tend to bleed the image) and then over stamp the Seasons Greetings using Archival black.
Cut out the motif leaving as little edge as possible.....but there is no need to be too accurate ;)

2. Stamp the icicles in the same way and cut out.


Don't forget that you have the choice of either of these really useful stamps totally FREE with any order placed at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)

3. Place your motifs onto your candle and heat using a heat gun......don't get too close but do keep that heat gun moving....you are only aiming to heat the wax enough to melt a very thin layer that the napkin sinks into and the edges magically just disappear...


(hence the great bit about not needing to be too accurate with the cutting out!)

Tip.....apply one motif at a time and hold in place till your wax has melted in one tiny spot....it does not have to be more than the size of a penny/one euro coin! This will stop it flying off and you can continue to melt the rest of the motif into place.

As it's the first time I've tried this I was a little apprehensive but trust me it works a treat!

4. Light your candle and celebrate Advent Sunday ;)



Ooh! Making that made me happy...I love candle light :) See you again soon!
xoxo Sioux

9 comments:

Jacqueline said...

THAT is stunning!!!

I must have a go at that! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie x

Val said...

Sioux - this is stunning. I love the whole suite of things you have done for your Christmas table.
Hugs
Valxx

Rosemary said...

How beautiful is that. I need some new candles this year, must have a go.

Daniele said...

looks gorgeous thank you for telling us what to do, so kind of you
hugs

Anesha said...

Wonderful candle!!

Joanne said...

You clever thing you, that is fantastic. I'd have a bit of a job making one today as my heat gun just set on fire whilst I was using it!!!! Still shaking.
Hugs Joanne xx

Bumblebee said...

Lovely candle, I love a bit of candle stamping. I hold the tissue in place with wax/greaseproof paper which can mean you can put tiny little images on without burning your fingers!

Emma said...

Simply...gorgeous!!
Emma xxx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xxx