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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

It is TRULY the Christmas season - and many of you know that by the white all around you and others by the ioncredible amount of rain and wind that you are getting. Wherever you are - I wish you a Peaceful Holiday Season.
After moving across the country, and then settling into our new home in Alabama, I just haven't done ANY crafting as I have wanted to get everything all in it's place so it will be easy to find things when I do set about to craft. I think my Christmas cards will be a bit on the late side this year! :)
However, I am working on some other projects at the moment and have thought about THIS project since it was challenged on the Elizabeth Bell Challenge Blog

I LOVE her images and wondered how I was going to use Eden's 2nd Christmas (used on last month's project) for the candle. That image is a digital and it is a wee bit hard to pass tissue paper through the printer - SO, I used this image - which I have not used very much, but it is PERFECT for this time of year.
Now, putting an image on a candle is something I have NEVER even tried, but a friend of mine told me how to do it and it is QUITE easy that I think I might just do a few more of these in the future. Basically, you stamp your image on tissue paper and then color it. You can use markers, but I used my colored pencils and think that the image is just as bright as if I had used markers. Besides, I have MANY colors of pencils and not so many markers!! Then I tore the image out from the tissue paper - you want to do this for the feathered edges you get. I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of tissue and tore it in the same way as the image. Then I placed the images on my candle - which is vanilla scented - in case you might be wondering! :) I then took a piece of wax paper and completely covered the image with it. I got out my heat gun and began heating in the same way you would do if you were embossing something. You can watch the image 'melt' into the candle - much the same as watching embossing powder go glossy. Once you have done the whole image - let it cool just a bit and then peel away the wax paper. Your image has become part of the candle and it is so AWESOME looking! I have left some room at the bottom of my candle for ribbon, or a candle ring.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project - which I have completed JUST in time to get it into the EB challenge for the month.

Happy Holidays


Paula said...

Taht's a brilliantly clear description of the technique - I've never tried it & cannot imagine how to colour with the pencils without tearing it. All the best in the challenge. Hope you have a lovely if quiet Christmas.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Oh how precious!! This is absolutely ADORABLE!! I love your candle idea and that image is so sweet!! :) Thanks for joining with us at the Elisabeth Bell's World challenge this month!! I hope to see you again tomorrow for another new one!! Merry Christmas!! HUGS

Lorraine said...

Hi Paula this is so beautiful i love the image and you have coloured it beautifully,Have a wonderful christmas and new year with your family
much love
Lorraine xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

sooooo very sweet.
i would keep this and never burn it.
thanks for sharing
merry Christmas