This morning I'm sharing a great stamping tutorial from Michelle! Michelle actually created this as her December Challenge project but asked if she could include it in a tutorial form for a December project - after seeing it, I agreed immediately! I know that you'll all be running to the $1 Store or Ikea to grab some inexpensive candles and then stopping at Page's to pick up plenty of stamps and ink to create this fabulous project over and over again!
Featured Collection: Imaginise's Snag'em Stamps
DT Member: Michelle McClure
Dedicated to: Gift Givers
Supply List for Candle:
Stamps: Ornaments - Imaginisce's Snag'em Stamps (Snowy Jo Collection),
Merry Christmas - We R Memory Keepers (Peppermint Twist Collection)
Glitter Pen: Gelly Roll
Ink: Delta (dye based ink)
Other: white or cream candle, white tissue paper, wax paper, heat embossing tool
3. Now comes the fun or painful part if not done correctly. Cover your images with a piece of wax paper. It is best if you cover the entire candle with wax paper and then hold the paper tightly in place from the opposite end on the excess wax paper. Use your heat embossing tool to heat the stamped images that are covered by the wax paper. You will see the white tissue paper disappear. That is when you know you are done. It only takes a few seconds per heated spot. The wax from the paper melts and covers up your image therefore, embedding it in wax. It gets really hot and can easily burn your fingers so that is why it is important to hold the paper 180 degrees from where you are heating it. Don't hold the paper in place with your fingers close to your image to save paper.
This is a relatively easy and inexpensive gift. One year my sister and I made it for all our coworkers for Christmas and stamped on "The _____ Family" with their last names.
Thanks so much, Michelle! What a great tutorial, and there's even enough time before Christmas for all of you to try this and give as gifts to friends and family!
We'll see you back here tomorrow!
Have a great day!