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.

Flowerhead Aperture Card created for Chocolate Baroque

WOW! I just love the new Flowerhead stamps. They are fabulous when mixed & matched together, but just one single stamp is enough to make a stunning project on its own. I hope that you like my first project with these stamps.

AW Flower Apeture Card

Materials:

  • Circle Centre Flowerhead stamp and Mackintosh Sentiments set
  • White card blank 14.5cm square, purple card and smooth white stamping card
  • Inkpads: Memento Dew Drop (Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly, Pear Tart) and Versamark
  • Alcohol pens (turquoise, blue, purple, pink and black)
  • White acrylic pen
  • Clear glitter glue
  • Embossing powder (white with silver glitter)
  • Dies or circle cutter

How to make it:

  1. Cut a circular aperture approx. 9cm diameter into the card front. Cut a 10cm circle from the stamping card. Cut the purple card to approx. 13.5cm square and cut a circle aperture approx. 10cm diameter.
  2. Stamp the flower onto the circular mat using graduated ink colours; green in the centre, then turquoise and then purple for the outer edge of the stamp. Colour with alcohol pens and mount inside the card aligning with the aperture on the card front. I have coloured the background surrounding the stamp with purple alcohol ink, but you could colour and cut out your flower and mount onto a purple background.
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the purple front mat with Versamark and heat emboss. Draw a wiggly line with white pen to create the frame. Stick to the card front.
  4. Finally, finish with a bit of glitter glue in the flower centre for added sparkle.

Happy crafting, Anne x.