03 June 2009

Sweet Souvenirs

Need a quick gift? Maybe a centerpiece for a party? Want to spruce up your décor? You can stamp on candles! Best of all, these candles were generic white, non-scented (a.k.a. inexpensive!).

Here are a few tips I discovered;Use the shiny side of tissue paper - it will stamp crisper. It's easiest to see the difference among the tissue paper in natural light. Don't wrinkle or crinkle the tissue paper before stamping, after stamping, or during the application to the candle. To reduce the chances of crinkled tissue paper, I cut my tissue paper into squares after opening the package so it could be stored flat.
After stamping the image on tissue paper, roughly cut it out. Use an anywhere glue stick to adhere the tissue paper to the candle. Take a loooonnnnggggg piece of wax paper – and cover the candle with the wax paper. Make this flat and tight to the candle or crinkles will appear on the candle.

Warm up the heat tool before heating the wax paper. (Just like you preheat your oven before placing your sweets inside for baking).

It's ok to underheat - don't overheat! Gently peel back paper and if you can see the tissue paper - heat again. It's easy to see when it's getting GLOSSY - just like when you emboss. If you overheat, the candle with get bubbly and the surface rough.

Don't reuse the same wax paper area - you need the wax during the heating process.

As with any candle, don’t leave it burning unattended.

Love this stamp? Hurry, it will retired with the catalog on June 30th! This is a hostess set - so you can only earn it; not buy it!

Sweet Deets:
Stamps: Dream a Little, Elegant Thank You
Ink: Real Red* (something funky is going on with the lighting that I can’t fix, but it’s Real Red, take my word for it!!), StazOn
CS: Basic Black, Going Gray, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain, Heat Tool, Wax Paper, White Tissue Paper

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