a candle: any size, shape or color
ink, embossing powder
heat embossing tool
plain white tissue paper
sponge for applying water
T E C H N I Q U E
the design for your candle.
a piece of tissue paper to the size of the area you wish
decorate and heat emboss the design on the tissue paper.
If you are adding a single small design, cut it out close
to the edge of the image. If you are stamping on all-over
design, use just one piece of tissue paper cut to measure
around the candle without overlapping.
just enough water onto the back of the tissue paper to
allow it to stick smoothly onto the surface of the candle.
Do not over-wet.
your embossing tool for a moment, then begin to apply
heat to the surface of the tissue area. Move the tool
uniformly around the area for even heating. First you
will see the tissue paper dry out, and then you will see
it "disappear" as the heat melts the surface of the candle,
causing it to absorb into the tissue. Only your heat embossed
design will remain.
T A M P I N ' T I P S
solid or open designs can be used. Phrases and word stamps
well if they are fairly large and bold.
Metallic and opaque embossing powders work the best. A
adding a small amount of glitter to your embossing powder
for extra dazzle.
Glitter Glue works beautifully for this technique. Allow
it to dry completely on the tissue before applying it
to the candle.
Glitter makes an interesting texture. With no tissue paper,
apply heat to the surface of the candle until wax begins
to melt. Quickly sprinkle glitter onto surface and apply
more heat. This is messy and you will have no control
over where it goes, but it is very pretty. A tissue image
could be applied on top of the glitter layer.
on some old candles first to get the feel of it, and then
move on to your elegant holiday or party project.
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