Thursday, 21 November 2013

Candle Tutorial.....

I'm Back.......
and I am soooo sorry for keeping you all waiting for this tutorial. I won't bore you with all the details I'll just get on with showing you how I decorate candles. Joyce Egar, this is for you.....
Here I'm stamping the most fabulous IndigoBlu Baubles Flourish stamp onto a 3 ply facial tissue. I'm using a black Versafine ink pad as you do need to use a waterproof ink because when we come to add it to the candle a dye based ink will bleed.

When you have stamped your chosen image, dry it off with a heat gun just to set the ink quicker. Now tear around the image, you will get a better finish if you tear it rather than cutting it out.
You will need to separate the three layers as you only need the top layer for your candle.

Place this top layer onto your candle in the position you want it then cover it with a layer of wax paper.

 Hold the wax paper firmly then heat the candle with a heat gun. You will see the colour change to translucent as the wax melts. DON'T LEAVE IT IN ONE PLACE TOO LONG. As soon as you see the colour change move the heat gun onto the next bit.
 As soon as you have finished the heating remove the wax paper or it will cool down and stick to the candle.

And there you have it, one decorated candle. I have finished mine with Platinum Stickles to add a bit of "Christmas Sparkle"
But before I go I wanted to show you this.......

This is a two foot tall candle I've just helped my friend Jane to decorate. It took nearly two hours to do, but we had a great time doing it.


  1. These are fabulous, loving the step by step.

    Linda xxx

    1. Thanks Linda, one of the delays in doing this was because I realised I needed at least three hands. I know I can multi task but to hold a candle, heat gun and a camera is just asking too much
      P x

  2. FABULOSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. These candles look amazing! Thank you so much for the tutorial, I want to have a go myself now! :) xx

  4. Great tutorial, thanks Pauline, the end results are fabulous. Hugs P xxx

  5. Absolutely stunning and a fabulous tutorial Pauline. Thank you.

  6. My pleasure ladies, it's great fun and you can buy just cheap candles and turn them into works of art
    P x

  7. Mmmmmmmm gorgeous!

  8. Wow thats brilliant i shall have to see if i can do it thanks for demmo xxx

  9. Thank you SO MUCH Pauline!! Have been off-line for a couple of days, so not been able to look until now! I love the candles .. they are stunning! Thank you for your tutorial .. just hope I can get some time to try it out soon. Will let Brenda know about this too xxx


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