We were so excited to read your comments on the blog and on our YouTube Channel this week that Darsie has inspired you to create your own stamped candles. And we thought you might still need to make a Mother's Day Gift or two. So Darsie has written a full tutorial and supply list for you. You can see Darsie creating her candle on this week's YouTube Channel at the 7:00 minute time stamp.
6 inch Pillar Candle (preferably white or ivory), White Tissue Paper, 2 inch square of White Cardstock, Wax Paper, Heat Gun
Inks:Assorted Water-Based Inks (I used Memento Summer Sky and Grape Jelly for the Lilacs, Bamboo Leaves and Pistachio for the Leaves, LuLu Lavender and Grape Jelly for the Butterfly)
Accessories: Ivory Silk Ribbon, Pearl Tipped Stick Pin
Cut a piece of tissue, 5 x 9 inches. Stamp the lilacs and greenery with ink and allow to dry. Trim excess tissue from the top if there is any.
Wrap the stamped tissue around the candle.
Wrap wax paper around the candle, on top of the tissue paper. Use a sheet of wax paper that is larger than the candle, so that you can use the extra to hold the candle.
Using a heat gun, you’ll add heat to the wax paper on the candle and the surface wax will melt and embed the stamped tissue into the candle.
Allow the wax to cool and then remove the wax paper.
Stamp the butterfly on cardstock and cut out. Attach the butterfly to the candle with a stick pin. Add a silk ribbon bow.
Have fun making your candles!