Today has been a series of "firsts" - my first decorated candle, my first visit to the WOYWW community and my first go at editing a video. That's for another blog post though, so if you're interested - watch this space!!
I have great plans for a Crafty Christmas .... provided my craft room is finished in time. Its currently a building site, and has been so since back in August when I first packed everything away, allowing my husband the room to make a few changes in there before completely redecorating. He is a slow DIYer and we've both had a lot of other things which have deterred us from getting the room done. To give him his due, dear hubby has removed a 'built in' cupboard, given me flash new chrome electric sockets and redecorated which was no easy task with the colours that were in there before! So for now, I craft on our dining room table. I have brought a lot of my supplies downstairs so the dining room is a bit of a no-go area.
Anyway, so to my first photo showing said table in all its crafty glory!
I thought I'd better make a start on those Crafty Christmas presents, so today its a practise run at decorating candles. I used a fir tree stamp and a sentiment from another stamp set (both from Stampin Up). I'd watched a few YouTube tutorials some time back and for my first attempt I was quite pleased.
I stamped the tree first, then the sentiment either side.
I used some white tissue paper to stamp onto, then cut out the tree leaving a very small border all way round. Placed it on the candle, then wrapped baking paper round tautly before using my heat gun to gently soften the candle enough for the tissue paper to adhere to the wax.
A word of warning, its best to try and grip the baking paper round the back of the candle. I didn't at first and it got very hot, very quickly!
If you look very closely, you can see where I slightly overheated the bottom of the candle on the right of the tree. Its a learning process, so hopefully my next attempt will be better.
So there you have it, a Christmas Candle.
As with all candles, if you try this at home make sure not to leave a candle burning unattended. I have no idea what will happen to the tissue paper as the candle melts, I'm hoping it'll melt down inside so the tissue paper doesn't touch the flame itself
As ever - Love, Peace & Happiness
Lovely As A Tree - Stampin Up
Star Of Light - Stampin Up
Garden Green ink - Stampin Up
Cherry Cobbler ink - Stampin Up
Baking Paper (not greaseproof)