Right I finally got round to doing it! Woohoo! I have seen a few of these and not managed to get down to trying it so I saw a challenge on Charisma cardz (#36 Try Something New) and thought I should pull my finger out and try it. Sorry about the pic, I just couldn't get a decent picture, I took the candle all around the house with me lol.
So here it is:
Yes I know it is NOT the most beautiful thing I have made but it WORKS!!! I just picked a simple stamp (from Graphicus) that didn't need any shading etc to test this technique. All you do it stamp an image onto a tissue paper, colour it using your preferred method (I used a Promarker). Then cut out the image, position it onto the candle, cover the whole candle (all the way round) with paper, wax paper or grease proof paper (I used an A4 sheet of paper). Heat over the stamped image with a heat gun, spread heat evenly, remove the paper and your image should have adhered to the candle. The kinda mistake I made is that I didn't really know when to stop lol. Then I just added a little glitter around the image to finish it off. I would love to make some Christmas ones but before I do I thought I would light the candle at home and make sure it is 'safe'. Don't want any accidents now do we? Lol
So the candle is lit in my living room right now and it looks lovely. It will probably be a few days before we get to know if it is safe. I hope it is as I would love to try it again. Give it a go and let me know how you get on, or if you have any tips. I would love to see your creations so leave me a comment so I can come take a look.
Hope you enjoy, I sure did x