Thursday, January 21, 2010
Candle "How To" Tutorial
Just how am I making these candles I've been posting, you ask?
Here's a photo tutorial for those of you who are more visual learners.
It's so very easy & they turn out so cute!
Step 1- Gather your supplies: parchment paper, candle, stamp set, ink pad, and white tissue paper.
Step 2- Stamp your image on the tissue paper. It will go through the layers so make sure you have a scratch paper or more tissue layers underneath it to protect your table!
Step 3- Trim the image close to the edges & place it on the candle
Step 4- Wrap parchment paper around the candle and hold it together in the back
Step 5- Use a heat gun (aka embossing tool aka heat tool) to heat your image. It should slightly change colors as the tissue melts into the candle
Step 6- Let it cool for just a minute or so & you're finished! You have beautiful & thoughtful homemade gift that is sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipient's face!
Good luck & let me know if you have any questions!
ps just click the photo to enlarge the image & get a closer up view of the easy steps!