Monday, August 27, 2012

Transferring a Stamped Image onto a Candle

Create your own custom designed candles with this cool technique!

Crafted by Melody.


  • Plain Candle Pillar
  • Dye Ink Pad
  • Stamp
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Heat Tool
  • Wax Paper
  • Scissors

You can use any dye ink and heat tool but for this project, Melody used a Memento Ink Pad and the Uchida Embossing Heat Tool.

1.  Ink your stamp and stamp a sheet of tissue paper.

We recommend practicing stamping your image onto the tissue paper to figure out the right amount of ink and pressure for the perfect stamp.
2.  Cut out the stamped image from the tissue paper, getting as close around the image as possible.
3.  Lay the stamped image onto the desired area of the candle print side up. If you place it print side down, the image will be reversed.
4.  Place a sheet of wax paper over the stamped image.
5.  Holding the heat tool about 8 inches away, heat the stamped image. Be sure to move the heat tool side to side to prevent it overheating the area.

When the wax melts into the stamped image, the color of the candle will show through the wax paper, rather than the white tissue paper. So, you will see the stamped image blend into the candle as you heat the wax paper.

6.  Once the image is blended into the candle, peel off the wax paper.
7.  Set it aside and let it cool before displaying.

Any white (tissue paper) spots on your candle indicates areas that were missed with the heat tool.

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

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