Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WHAT A SILLY GIRL I AM!!

Well, color me all embarrassed! I had no idea so many of you would want directions for the stamped tealights. I swear, I did not post that without directions just to tease all of you! In fact, I will post the directions right now, AND, if you come back tomorrow I will make it my "Watch It Wednesday" video post so all of you "visual learners" can see just how to do it all live and in person (well, live and in person through the magic of my little, teeny, weeny video camera).

To start off, you don't actually stamp on the candle.

Here's how I did it:

1) Stamp your image in classic ink onto a sheet of white tissue paper;
2) Cut your tissue paper with the image stamped on it to fit the top of the tealight. I used my 2 1/2" circle punch and just punched the stamped image out.
3) Place your stamped and trimmed tissue paper lightly over the top of your tealight and use your paper piercing tool to make a hole where the wick is.
4) Pull the wick up through the hole you just made.
5) Place the tissue paper right onto the top of the tealight.
6) Heat with your heat tool. This will melt the wax of the tealight, and your tissue paper will sink right down into the hot wax.
7) If the top becomes a little bumpy, just use your finger to smooth the wax out and get any wrinkles out of the tissue paper.

You're done!!

REMEMBER STOP BACK BY TOMORROW TO SEE THE VIDEO OF THIS TECHNIQUE!

1 comment :

Ms said...

thank you for the info... loved the stamped tea lites.... and ty for sharing your creativity