Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Kind Word

Candles are such a quick and cute gift idea. I learned the technique a long time ago and its been awhile since I've kreated one and I knew I wanted to use this set. I love how this little girl, from A Kind Word set, turned out. If you've never done this before, it really is quite easy. Ready for how easy this is? Take a piece of tissue paper (in this case white) ink your image/s and stamp however you'd like them to be on your candle - you can measure the circumference of your candle and cut your tissue paper to that length or cut out your image like I did for this candle.
Ok, I cut out a large square around my image stamped in Black Stazon and colored her in with various SU Markers - Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, Blush Blosson, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Lavendar Lace, and Certainly Celery and sentiment is in Regal Rose. (Sorry, the colors look a bit distorted from what it looks like in person.) Around the image I used my Bashful Blue chalk from the Pastels kit to give the appearance of a sky. I placed my tissue paper on top of my white candle and placed a piece of wax paper over that. Then using my heat gun, I went over the wax paper and image and could see that my image was 'absorbing'/melting into the candle. Remove the wax paper slowly and voila', instant adorable candle. What's so cool is once the wax melts/absorbs the tissue, you can't even tell there was tissue there. I added a few Filigree Brads and Soft Subtle (Pretty in Pink) Brad to the center to embellish the candle just a bit more. What do you think? Are you going to give it a try? Have fun :)

For now, go kreate


Mary Fish said...

I haven't used this method to create a custom candle in ages. This turned out beautifully and inspired me to get out my tissue paper soon. Hugs, Mary

Patti said...

SUPER cute, Kim!

Kris said...

Really cute... I don't know if I'm ambitious enough to give this a try.

Looks like a lot of coloring, LOL!

I love how yours turned out.

Denise said...

This is SO neat! I can't imagine that mine would turn out so beautifully but maybe I'll give it a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration! -- Denise J.

Tiffany said...

Your candle is lovely. I need to try that sometime!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on this candle...the possibilites are endless too! Too pretty to even burn!
Kim S.