Monday, December 5, 2011

Most wonderful time

Just a quick post to share something "other than a card"--a stamped candle! My creative friend and Penny Black designer, Elizabeth Allan, inspired me to try this after seeing her samples and following her great tutorial on her blog.


I stamped and trimmed out  Mademoiselle Noel but she was a tad too tall for my candle, so I performed some minor surgery. I trimmed off less than 1/4" off from her legs, and she became a perfect fit! Can you tell? Probably not, because this technique is very forgiving.


I was equally surprised that when I heated the white tissue paper with my heat gun, it magically "dissolved" into the green candle and there wasn't a hint of any paper. It's truly magical!

I added some gemstones and was quite pleased with how the candle turned out. I was even commissioned (by my daughter) to make some for her friends for Christmas. Stamped candles make for a quick, festive, "last minute" gift, with endless possibilities using all your holiday and non holiday stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you're all off to a great week!

Stamps: All Penny Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: tissue paper, candle, waxed paper, gemstones, heat tool

20 comments:

  1. Very stylish Donna! Thanks for sharing how well this works on a colored candle as I have only ever worked on white. Love the added gems too!

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  2. Gorgeous, Donna - I've been wanting to try this after seeing Elizabeth's technique, too. Really makes a lovely and unique presentation - love your added gems!

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  3. She turned out beautiful, even with shorter legs....hihih....and no, you can't tell that you've made them shorter....
    Hugs Bianca xx

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  4. wow these are just so cool...love it

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  5. fabulous candles Donna, I have tried this technique myself, great idea for presents!

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  6. Oh, these are so pretty, Donna! My favorite shade of green too! :)

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  7. Very cool, Donna! I'm going to have to check out that tutorial, these will make awesome gifts!

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  8. This is awesome, Donna! I have to go check out the tutorial, they will be wonderful gifts! Lots of hugs!!

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  9. Wow this is awesome Donna! Such a great gift idea!

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  10. wow Donna. I love the pretty image on your candle. And your "surgery" looks perfect.

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  11. This is super fabulous Donna! LOVE it!

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  12. Truly wonderful candles! They look perfect!

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  13. How cool is this! Great gift idea Donna! Love the gems too.

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  14. Sooooo Cute D!! Love this...it has been a long time since I have done this but makes for such a great gift!! xoxo!!

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  15. this is a great gift idea! will have to try this! doesn't it feel good when someone asks you to help them make something? even better when it comes from your daughter!!

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  16. this is beautiful and a wonderful gift for any occassion! Thanks for the link to the tutorial donna! BTW, I can't tell you chopped her legs, it's seemless!
    ;)

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  17. Wow, Donna... What a cool idea! I''ll have to try this!

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  18. So, so pretty, Donna! I really need to try this again! I had stamped on candles before and it was a total mess and did not turn out very well, maybe this tut will be better.

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  19. OHHHHHH! What a fabulous candle--I LOOOOOOOOOVE that image and I LOVE those gems! BEAUTIFULLY done!! You are amazing!!

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