Wednesday, September 23, 2009

altered candle


I made this quick candle with the stamp set I bought at Marc’s for $0.99. I wanted a simple, elegant looking candle that would work for male or female

I applied my image to both sides of my candle. If you have never made an altered candle, here are the quick and easy directions.

I got this candle at Wal-Mart for a couple of dollars just to practice on. The trick is making sure there are no wrinkles at all in your wax paper. What I have learned after making more than one of these is you can always heat the wax once your wax paper is removed to melt out the wrinkles. Clear as mud?

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: unknown - Marc's
Inks, markers and coloring tools: Black
Extra goodies: tissue paper, wax paper, heat gun
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17 comments:

Judi M said...

That's a dramatic and elegant look. These decorated candles would make wonderful holiday gifts.

Loretta Rodger said...

Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Beautiful work with this elegant candle, Michelle!!

Monica said...

It's a fabulous candle!

Jennie said...

Perfect candle Michelle! Love it and what a great gift this could be!

Crafty Creations said...

Terrific! I may try to do these for our November craft fair. Thanks for the directions and tips!
Maria

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Looks great, very elegant. I haven't tried doing a candle yet... maybe some day. :-)

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Karin said...

I am a huge fan of black and white...this stamp looks great on this candle!

Jennifer Talley said...

Very pretty! I really want to try this technique!

Paige said...

Very elegant! I have not tried a project like this, may have to give it a whirl!

Leslie said...

Wow! Super job!

ScrappinGalz said...

Nice Job!!!

TannyP said...

How fabulous is that!?! An inexpensive, yet totally elegant gift - great job!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh, I love doing these! Very pretty!

shellpole said...

Great project Michelle...so neatly done.

Kirstin said...

oh wow! I haven't done one of these in years and this makes me want to play with doing some of these again! Lovely!!