Friday 12 October 2012

The Bewitching Home (Candle Tutorial)

 When I saw this Blog Party Well I couldn't resist!! You need at least 3 Party's in October to Celebrate Halloween (Dont You?!?!?!?!)
Pop Over and Join the Party .
Thanks To Tenae for Hostessing for us all.
Todays one has to be something to do with the home. Well I scratched my head and wondered for ages what to do then I looked round and everywhere in my house are Candles. I love them So I thought Since Im a wee bitty creative I would show you how to decorate a candle with a Stamped image.
Heres my finished Candle Using Euro Hazel the Digi Stamp From Rick StDennis.
She is named after ME!!! How Cool is that. Thanks Rick xx
 So here we go with the Tutorial.
Collect all the Bits and Pieces you need for the job.
1 Candle
2. Heat Gun
3 Tissue Paper
4 Stamp
5 Colouring Medium
6 Greaseproof Paper
7 Embellishments. 
For My Image I used a Digital Image so had to pop the tissue Paper on a piece of A4 Card and stuck it down  as it was too thin to pop in the printer itself. 
Here she is all printed out. 
You can use any stamp with your usual ink pad to stamp it. 
Colour her in with your Chosen Medium.  I have used Spectrum Noir Pens.
You can use whatever you like. I find that Markers are best since the tissue is very easliy ripped!! (Learn from my errors!!) 
Once you have coloured her in,  have cut her out with a small border round her. I have left the Antennae on her Crown Clear as I will decorate them with glitter later. 
Wrap the Greaseproof paper round the candle with your image in its chosen position.
Now heat the candle up with the heat gun. You will see the candle wax melt slightly under the Greaseproof paper  It goes slightly shiney. If you keep moving it over the image and dont concentrate the heat on one area  the image will magically adhear to the candle. (if you keep the heat on one area you end up with a lumpy candle.... again learn from my errors!!!Ooppp!!!) 
Finally decorate the candle, I have used Stickles Glitter Glue on her Wings and Antenna.
Here she is again with her ribbon round the bottom and a wee Made with Love Charm attached. 

Thanks for dropping by My Blog, Looking forward to visiting yours,
My Stick Family from


Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Thats great Hazel I just think they are so nice and easy to do xx

Hindustanka said...

this is a beautiful candle! i always wonder how to lit such's too good to use for its purpose :)

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous tutorial Hazel.. one of my favourite techniques
Lisa x

Claire said...

I love what you have done - great image. I bought some candles last year to do this and guess what they are still in my cupboard, hopefully I may actually get around to doing them this Christmas LOL. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

I love making candles, especially halloween ones. I always forget the wax paper and I so get lumpy sections. Thanks for sharing your tips and secrets.


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Anonymous said...

Your tutorial was fantastic! Thank you!

Debbie Christiana said...

I too, love candles, and have them all over my house. What a creative idea. Thanks!

Debbie Christiana said...

I, too, love candles and have them all over my house. What a fun, creative idea. Thanks for sharing.


Kleaf19 said...

What a cute project! And the tutorial was wonderful! Visiting fromt the Bewitching Home Blog Party!


Chrislyn said...

I was wondering how this was done--Now I know, and I can't wait to try it. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Awesome candle tutorial. Stop by for a visit.

Kim. said...

Oh Hazel this little candle looks fabby, really cute image on it. I have done two candles today but one didn't go too well, I think I should have read this before I started lol.
Kim xXx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Hazel... it looks so pretty!

and it's a fab tutorial.. I have always wanted to know how this is done... the photos and instructions are really clear and easy to follow :-))

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Victoria said...

That is a beautiful candle and a great tutorial. Thanks!


Victoria from Brushstrokes

Goddess Findings said...

WOW! I never knew how to make those..what a charming little candle...thanks for sharing, I enjoyed my visit! Blessings,

Tenae said...

How cute and such a sweet little angel!! Thanks for participating. :)

Anonymous said...

so sweet. I may have to go get myself a heat gun :)

Grey Catsidhe said...

Oh how neat! I know a friend who would love to try this!

Anonymous said...

Now this is a fabulous tutorial! You have explained this with so well, I may even be able to do this myself. lol Hugs, Mina

Anonymous said...

This is so charming!

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Love this I will have to give it a try. Enjoyed my visit pop over sometime.

blessings & bliss

Artfully Musing said...

Great tutorial!

Susan said...

Lovely Candle hazel! Thanks for sharing it with us all!
my post for some reason is not being allowed on Tenae's blog...I have tried over 6 posts never show here is my link

kelly ledder said...

Fab tut, you make it sound so easy...think i will get myself a heat gun!