Hi one and all :)
I decided the other night to have a go at getting a digi image onto a candle! These make such gorgeous gifts when they're wrapped in clear cellophane with a matching tag.
Having only made these with rubber stamped images, I was determined to master it with digis! So....after several attempts...and a printer that had munched its way through many sheets of tissue paper...here we are!I was really pleased with the result, and after a conversation with the fabulous Mo, of Digital Pencil Too, I have done a tutorial. I hope you find it useful and if anyone manages to follow it and make their own, please leave a link on this post...I'd love to see them :)
A plain candle
White tissue paper
Wax or Greaseproof paper
A piece of average A4 cardstock
Low tack tape
A digi image - I've used Fairy Tabia and Christmas Fairy Holly from Digital Pencil Too
A printer &
A heat gun
Oh...and colours and decorations!
First of all take a sheet of tissue paper and attach it to the piece of cardstock using low tack tape to secure it. I found that wrapping over the side edges and taping down the ends (as in the picture) worked best.Make sure it is as flat and tight as possible without 'warping' the cs.
You're then ready to put it through the printer. My printer was set to print as standard ...I wouldn't suggest you make the ink too heavy or it may tear the paper.
They should look like this when printed...Detatch the tissue paper from the cs and cut out the image you want to use... colour...and cut around the image leaving a small margin. Next, lay the trimmed image over the candle in the place you want it to be 'set' ...and then lay the wax paper over the top of the image. Make sure it's long enough to wrap completely around the candle and that you have enough to pull it tight and hold on to. Now very gently wave the heat gun over the image, carefully watching it as it goes slightly shiny. Don't 'hovver' the heat in the same place too long or you'll get marks and runs on the candle. Peel away - slowly- the wax paper...making sure the tissue paper has adhered to the candle fully. If there are patches which haven't quite stuck...put the wax paper back on and gently heat again... And that's it!! ... It's now ready to decorate... Sparkle... ...Gems... ...and a ribbon!