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!