Monday 12 August 2013

Light a candle for magnolia!

I know I'm doing magnolia to death lately but I just cannot help myself!

I saw another 'new' thing a few weeks back. And of course I drooled over it and wanted to make it myself - so I did!

It's 'ok' for a first bash, really it was my typical rush because I wanted to see the end result and overall I'm fairy pleased with the technique

This is my magnolia candle - Do NOT BuRN! It's too pretty to burn!! lol

So - I never knew this could be done until I saw somebody else do it, simple too!

I stamped my image onto white tissue paper, and coloured (oh so carefully as it bleeds a lot!) with my Promarkers, next, I prayed to the gods of non-injury and got my heat gun out... I wrapped the white tissue paper around my white candle (you can use whatever colour I assume, so long as the tissue paper and candle match)
I then wrapped a sheet of baking paper around the whole thing, for some sort of protection and blasted the lot very carefully with my heat gun (mind fingers!)

Before your very eyes you can see the tissue paper melt into the candle and once your satisfied your all melted on, remove the baking paper and hurray, you have a stamped image transferred into the candle, and actually it's a pretty smooth transfer, you'd think it was drawn on!

Don't get me wrong, my colouring could be better with practice on the paper, but I was so keen to actually try this myself I rushed a tad :) (so unlike me eh?)

I then added a few bits to pretty it up, a flower to her hair (and to cover a mistake... Look closely I had a little bleed through the back of the tissue paper)

I added some ribbon because I was tempted to enter this into the DT call for Dreamtime Designs where the theme is 'anything goes with ribbon' but I decided against it because I have two more creations in progress which I think are far better) (watch this space! (Again))

I also felt my little pins would look lovely poking out the candle and I do quite like how you can shove em anywhere! lol

So yes, a few more pics below, I can see some really great gift ideas coming from this idea.. With a bit more practice anyway!

I'll go ahead and enter this into a few challenges for kicks and comments anyway :)

Please, if you have a go let me know! I'd love to see what you do with the idea!

Addicted To Stamps And more - make your mark (using promarkers)
7 Kids - Anything goes with a twist of marker
Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes
Natalie And Amy - celebrate (celebrate love!)
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Totally papercrafts - Summer Fun
All Crafts Challenge/a> - Anything goes


  1. Such a beautifully decorated candle. I love the cute image and gorgeous colours.
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  2. What a fantastic technique. I have seen it before and it is really neat. You have done a great job and I'm glad to hear there are no burnt fingers!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  3. What a great project! Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids.


  4. ! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at 7Kids Hugs, Rhea

  5. Really beautiful project! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

  6. Love the image you have used on your candle.Thank you for joining us at Craft My life with our all art challenge hugs Txx (DT)

  7. Wow, what a beautiful candle you made! You use a lovelly Tilda!
    Thanks you for join us at CraftMyLife!
    Hugs, Andreja

  8. Gorgeous altered candle the image is Beautiful... Thank you for joining us at Craft My Life... Hugs May x x x

  9. Such a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at TPC.

  10. The colouring of your image has transferred to the candle perfectly. A brilliant technique that you have mastered in one go. Thank you so much for entering into the Craft My Life challenge. I'm sure a lot of people will now be trying this one out for themselves. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

  11. This is a stunning project. Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy's this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. A beautiful candle-a project I havent had a go at yet-but you make it look like I should try! :-) Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-