Saturday, November 24, 2012

Words, words, words......

Hello all!
There's a new challenge over at TOFF (The Octopode Factory) and this week the theme is 'words'.  Now you don't have to use an Octopode Factory image to enter but you do get the chance to win some so pop over to the challenge blog straight away after this!!

          I've admitted to being a Pinterest addict but I am making the effort to actually do some of the many pins I've added to my boards and this is one of them.  Adding images to candles is really hot (no pun intended!) at the moment so I decided to try it.
    
   I taped tissue paper around a regular piece of cardstock and printed my Octopode images onto the non-shiny side.  I then coloured them with Copics - you can't do much blending but I don't think that really matters on this occasion.  I cut around the images, leaving a border and placed them on the candles.  I then cut a piece of wax paper which was large enough to wrap around the candle and hold in place with the excess at the back and heated the image area with my heat gun.  You don't want to melt the candle (or burn your fingers!) so don't get too close and keep it moving.  You can see the wax paper becoming shiny as you heat it which means it is working!  Peel off the wax paper and there you have it .....

 
I'm very happy how well they turned out :)
 
 
Looks like everyone will be getting candles for Xmas!
 
Entering into the challenges at Anything but a card , Digi Galore , Just Keep on Creating , Oozak ,
Ready-Teddy-Go , Dilly Beans - thanks for stopping by :)
 

9 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

These are adorable! Love doing candles for gifts for co-workers, etc!
Will be casing (-:

Linda Palmer said...

Darling candles Dawn. I love the images you used and think they are so cute. It is a great gift and unless you decide to keep them, you have a gift out of the way. I think anyone would love receiving them.

Penny said...

Great idea--they turned out so cute, Dawn! Thanks for the instructions, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful idea Dawn. Awesome images on the candle and when you put them on the candle it is like magic and they such a nice gift.
Hugs, Patricia

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful words. You are doing some great Anything But A Card stuff. Admirable plan to do some of the pins you have done - I need to make the same plan. Love this!

Debs M said...

Fabulous idea, it looks great! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Don’t be Square’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
Debbie Dt

Tress said...

Oooo! These are so fun! Love the images you chose!

Kathi said...

Oh my. Those are seriously wonderful. I'm in love with the bear candle.

I've always wanted to try that technique and have always chickened out.

Danie May said...

Such a cute image and a fabulously fun candle for addition to the Christmas Table! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card and Good Luck!
Danie xx