Greetings my stamping friends. I continue to work on new projects and trying to make time to drop more items off over at my booth at the High Street Antique Mall. Let’s just say my car is very full at the moment so I am going to have to make a trip to Plano sooner rather than later. Tomorrow just may be the day.
Some of the projects I will share will you are among the items in my car awaiting their ride over to the booth. I made one of each to test their desirability. I would love to hear from you as to your thoughts.
What is the one thing that each of these projects has in common? I used the retired Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum on each of them.
Here are the Stamping’ Up! products that I used in the design of these projects that remain available for purchase. Please note that the Designer Vellum paper will only be available while supplies last or June 3, 2019, whichever comes first:Product List
NOTE: The red ribbon I used on the rose candle is no longer available. The metallic galvanized paper on the 4 x 6 framed art piece is on the Clearance Rack for $2.00 (rather than the listed $6.00) and is also available only while supplies last.
Vellum is much more difficult to melt into a candle than an image that has been stamped onto a piece of tissue paper, but with much perseverance it can be done. If you are not familiar with melting a stamped image into a candle, I would be happy to explain it to you. You just need to ask.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to think outside the box (or the card) when you want to get creative. As you can see, there are many things you can do with pretty paper, ink and fabulous embellishments other than make a card or a scrapbook page. If you can color, you CAN BE THAT CREATIVE! I promise! I would be happy to show you how.
Until next time, stamp on my friends.
Your work is beautiful. I especially like the candles. Do you have a tutorial on the candles?
Margaret, thank you. First my apologies for the delayed response. Things have been hectic in my little corner of the world and I’m not good at juggling the older I get.
I do not have a video or written instructions but the technique is rather simple once you have it explained to you and try it yourself.
First, I would start with plain white tissue paper. Cut a piece just big enough for what you want to stamp. If you want to color with the Blends be sure you use the Memento black ink. If you are going to watercolor or use markers or blender pens, then use the black StazOn ink when you stamp your image.
Once you have your image colored as desired you will want to trim off any excess tissue paper and attach the stamped piece to your candle with a few glue dots to help keep it in place.
Tear off a 2-3’ length of wax paper off the roll and fold it downwards in half (width wise, not length). Trying to keep the wax paper smooth, cup it like a sling over the stamped image that you attached to the candle and tighten in the back rolling the excess ends together to create a handle for you to hold when you are heating the candle. If you want to protect your hands you may want to wear gloves.
Using your heat tool on high and moving slowly over the wax paper area covering the image you will begin to see the candle sweating. Do not stay in one area too long. Depending on the size of the stamped image it can take several minutes to melt the image into the candle.
Do not be afraid to stop and check your progress. Before you remove the wax paper allow the candle to cool a little and roll it on a smooth surface, then carefully remove the wax paper. If you need to heat some more, use a new piece of wax paper.
If the wax from the candle begins to come through the wax paper, you have heated it too much. If this happens, you can take a new piece of wax paper and gently rub the area of the candle to smooth it AFTER the candle has slightly cooled.
It you want to add embellishments you need to be mindful of what will not adhere to wax. If you want to use brads you will want to create a hole first with your paper piercer then use liquid glue to make sure they don’t slide out.
If you need more guidance, let me know and I will find a video on YouTube to share with you. If you make a candle, please share it!