Decorated Candles using the Flowerheads Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Morning all. I so love these big floral stamps. This time I have used all six of the fabulous new Flowerhead stamps to jazz up some candles. I hope that you like them.

AW Floral Candles 1

WARNING: The method involves melting the wax with a heat gun to embed stamped tissue paper onto the candle surface. Please take care. Wax is flammable. It may be an idea to have a wet tea towel by your side to smother the candle should a mishap occur and the wax ignites. This has never happened to me yet – but please be vigilant. This is not a project for the children.

I don’t intend to burn these candles but am having them simply as decoration. I have safely burned these in the past without any problem. If you do burn them there is a possibility of the tissue catching fire and acting as a wick. Again, please take care.

I hope I haven’t scared you all! They are really fun to make and look lovely.

Materials:

  • Flowerhead stamps (Daisy Centre, Swirl Centre, Mesh Centre, Daisy Ring Centre, Circle Centre and Dotty Centre) and Nature Fragments set
  • Inkpads – Dye inks (green, turquoise and purple), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • White tissue paper and baking parchment
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink pens (lime greens, turquoises, pinks and purples)
  • Fine tipped marker (black)

Method:

  1. Stamp the flowers onto tissue paper with black ink, colour with alcohol pens and emphasis some of the outlines with fine black marker. Cut out.
  2. Stamp the texture stamp using random mix of the coloured dye inks. Tear into small patches.
  3. Working with one stamped image at a time, place onto the candle and hold in place using the baking parchment. Grip the parchment so that it sits tightly and smoothly over the stamped image. Heat the stamped area using a heat gun. As soon as you see the wax begin to melt move the gun slowly across the image (in a similar manner to melting embossing powder). Do not keep the heat in one spot for too long. The wax melts almost instantly and the tissue becomes embedded into the surface.

Hope that you all have a great weekend.

Anne x.

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