Thursday 25 September 2014

Christmas Candles {with ELB Stamps by Sue Carrington}

Hello it's Sue C here and tonight I'm sharing a quick project using the new Lin Brown Christmas stamps.

This is something that I've wanted to have a go at doing for some time and when I saw Lin's new stamps I decided to go for it ! 

I bought 3 large church candles of different heights as I wanted a group rather than a single candle.

I then took a piece of ordinary tissue paper and stamped over it using stamps from ELB10 with Cornflower Blue Archival ink. Be careful when stamping on to tissue paper as the ink does come through to the otherside, so I found it better to stamp a little then make sure there was no wet ink on my craft sheet before carrying on. The sentiment is from ELB11 and is stamped using black Archival ink. I then used my heat gun to heat set the ink.


I wrapped the tissue paper around the candles and used my heat gun to melt the wax. This then seeps through the tissue paper and when cool sets holding it in place. For the two other candles I used stamp sets ELB10 and ELB11 again using Cornflower Blue Archival ink. I did over heat the smallest candle a little so the wax has dried a little lumpy, but I quite like it !

Hope you've enjoyed this simple project tonight, see you again soon.

~ Sue

A huge thanks to Sue from all at PaperArtsy, this is a brilliant and inexpensive way to decorate candles, making them ideal gifts. it is quite magical how the tissue seems to disappear leaving behind just the images. Lin's stamps, especially the sentiments are perfect for this project. 

Candles like these are the perfect way to personalise your house decorations this Christmas! Get organised now, make a few, and enter the September blog challenge at the same time! Link up your blogged project HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from PaperArtsy. Add your link by 19:00 (London time) Sept 30th 2014.


Julie Lee said...

Lovely, tasteful candles. Lin's stamps look gorgeous, simple but so effective. xxx

Helen said...

These look gorgeous, Sue! I did this with some candles years ago, but may try it again, I have a box of church candles somewhere!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous candles but... not sure I trust myself with a heat gun and candles!

craftytrog said...

These are lovely Sue! xxx

craftimamma said...

These are lovely Sue! I love decorated candles especially for Christmas. I did a couple last year and you've reminded me I want to try it again. They make lovely gifts and these stamps are perfect for the job!

Lesley Xx

Shoshi said...

What a lovely idea. I like the understated design and the fact that the candles are in a group that go so well together. Very classy!


Kirsten said...

They are lovely, would make ideal gift sets.

Unknown said...

I know what my Christmas candles will look like this year,and I have already got the stamps. Gorgeous

Keren Baker said...

I have always wanted to try it- they look amazing! x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly awesome and would make a great gift. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx