Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stamping on Candles

Stamping on candles is one of my most favorite techniques and perfect for creating unique gifts for the holidays. In this video I demonstrate how you can transform a plain candle into something really stunning, using rubber stamps and tissue paper.

(Please note: This video plays in two parts because of the 10 minute limit on the video hosting site.)



14 comments:

Holly said...

Hi Michelle. I've done this before in a little bit different way. I enjoyed watching your version. You are very good at instruction. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Loretta Rodger said...

Michell Thanks for the tutorial!

I just nominated you for an award!

Loretta

kimberly said...

another great tutorial!

does the embossed words stay raised/"elevated"? (do they feel bumpy even after reheating it onto the candle?
do you think pigment inks (without any embossing) would still work?

thanks for the tutorial~

Fran said...

Thanks so much Michelle for the stamping on candles video!! I wondered how people did that! I LOVE the one you did with the church and the verse in particular although they are all nice!

Heather "Hev" said...

Looks like fun :)

Now to find your email as I have a question when you have time :)

Thankyou for the demonstration :)

The Mrs said...

Thanks for the tutorial. If you give them as gifts, is it still safe to light if they want to light them?

sselowson said...

Just wanted to respond to a couple of your questions.

From Kimberly:
Yes, the embossed words stay raised after you melt them onto the candle. And yes, you can use pigment ink without embossing. Just remember pigment ink takes longer to dry, so you want to heat set your stamped image before you cut it out of the tissue paper - to avoid smearing the ink.

sselowson said...

It's me Michelle - I'm visiting my Sister for Thanksgiving so that's why my name isn't listed here.

Anyway, to continue...The Mrs asked about burning stamped candles. I have never had a problem burning stamped candles. Just remember: don't leave a burning candle unattended - just in case.

Michelle from Michelle's Rubber Room

cyndi said...

hi i love the new look of your blog...yay! good ideas as always!

cyndi

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful candles, thanks for all the tips too, will have to give this a try...Thanks!

Alissa Fly said...

Hi Michelle!! Thanks for the video!! I have done some of these before, but in watching yours you said you colored on the tissue paper with markers, did you use a certain kind of markers? I have tried that but the colors always seem to "bleed" to much. If that makes since. Just wondering what you used. Could it be that i was using the wrong side of the tissue paper? Thanks for any input..

Alissa Fly
alissaandjonathan@yahoo.com

Tara said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial, Michelle! Prompting after viewing I had to try myself and made a beautiful nativity scene on a cream colored candle with gold ink. I knooooow what the women of my family are getting in their stockings!

Samantha Wright said...

I love this idea i may make candle favours for my sister in laws baby shower and my wedding :-) Thanks for sharing. xx

Linda P. said...

I stumbled on you website and I just had to tell you how terrific it is. So many wonderful tips and instructions. I will be a regular visiter for sure. I can't wait to try stamping on candles; have already made a swing card, and found a new tip for my paper cutter(how to cut in the middle of a sheet). Thank you so much!