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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Simply Scrapping Crafts Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Holiday Hop! 

We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots of holiday inspired goodies! The  DT has been busy working in Santa’s workshop creating a sled full of gorgeous holiday projects to help you decorate, scrapbook or use for gifts!. Be sure to comment on all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats for you. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right?

All winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 via the DT blogs and also in the hop room at SSC, You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, December 4th, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list. Are you ready for a Holly Jolly Holiday Hop? Let's get to hoppin'!

I chose to do a tutorial on melting a digital colored image onto a candle.


Easy Peasy!

Supplies: Tissue paper, wax paper, digital or stamp image, Copic or other coloring medium, heat gun, card stock and glue stick. (glue stick and card stock only if you are using a digital image)


Glue corners of tissue paper onto card stock to print the digital image.

 This is what your digital image looks like on the tissue paper
Photo is kinda bright wouldn't you say! The photo's were taken at night ....sorry


Colored your image with your favorite medium. I used Copics. You are unable to blend like you do on regular paper, however, as you can see you still get great variations. Place something under the tissue paper to catch the ink for it goes through the tissue paper quite easily.



This is a picture to show you how much ink went through the tissue paper.

Cut out your image as close to the lines,  it is okay if there is some tissue left surrounding the image.



Spit on the image!!! LOL I wet the tip of my finger and slightly moisten a few corners to help the tissue paper stick to the candle. You do not want to wet the black lines wet for they will bleed.

Wrap your wax paper around the candle making a handle in the back to hold onto tightly. This will keep a tight seal around the image. Make sure there are no wrinkles or air pockets.  You can also secure it with rubber bands. Tidbit: Rubber Bands in Pittsburgh are called "gum bands!"


Use a heat gun to heat the wax paper. What will happen is the heat gun will melt the wax coating on the wax paper and seals your image. You want to keep moving the heat gun so you do not melt the candle. Don't put it as close as I have in the picture or it will melt for sure!. Heat until you see everything turn shiny. This will take several minutes to do.


The final results. Large candle 1.50...everything else I had. 

Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing and you will have two chances if you become a follower or are a follower. Susanna from Susanna  Custom Arts and Cards Design is helping to sponsor my blog on the hop. The lucky winner will win a $15.00 Gift Certificate for SCACD

You want to make sure you comment on all of the DT's blogs. The next blog you should go to is Amy's. If you were here first you want to go to the beginning of the hop and start at SSC  or go straight to Maureen's blog.

GOOD LUCK!!!


Maureen    http://stampandscrapwithmaureen.blogspot.com/
Theresa     http://procrastinatingscrapper.blogspot.com/
Nikki           http://gracie33.blogspot.com/
Rona          http://scraprona.blogspot.com/
Colleen      http://cardsdelight.blogspot.com/You are here
Amy           http://amybeansblog.blogspot.com/
Clare         http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/
Pryn           http://mochavation.blogspot.com/

Tammy      http://tmaynard.blogspot.com/

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74 comments:

crazyoldsyd said...

That Santa candle is so cute, what a great idea and seems so easy. Thanks for sharing with us. Merry CHRISTmas!

Love Ya,
Syd

Rona said...

Beautiful - the images looks so 3-d with your amazing coloring!! great idea!!

Angela B. said...

You ladies are hitting my crafty spot! All the wonderful ideas I have been wanting to try! I have a friend who makes her own candles and I have been wanting to get with her and try this project! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

CTgirl said...

Wow, this is so clever. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration, now I also know how to get the pictures on candles!
Lovely gift idea. All I have to get is candles, the rest is already in the house!!

Kristel said...

Woww wonderful!! Thanks for the tutorial!
Hugs Kristel

craftypat said...

I really want to have a go at this
as it really looks effective
and is another reason for spending money on my copics.
feel another trip to the craftshop
for wax/tissue paper coming on.
Thank you for sharing.
Pat

Dana said...

Colleen your tutorial is just awesome!! I am going to make some of these for all the ladies in the family!! Thanks for the "inspiration"!!
Hugs~
Dana x

Simply AJ said...

Wow, this is a fantastic idea. I would have never guessed it to be so easy to make. I am going to share this with my daughter-in-law - she is obsessed with candles. I know what we will be making this week (LOL!) Awesome... thanks for sharing! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Simply AJ said...

Sorry for extra comment... forgot to say - You now have another Happy Follower! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

These are so awesome g/f!!! I really love the big one and I so have to try this. Your coloring on both of these is wonderful. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorial!! Hugs!!

Cindylu2u said...

I LOVE this, was wandering if you could use any type of markers!! Thank you so much for this tutorial!!
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Nikki said...

Gorgeous, Collen! Just Gorgeous! Your directions are fantastic, too!

Sandi said...

These candles are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the first one, so pretty. What wonderful ideas for those who love candles. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sandi

juliem said...

You make it look so easy. I love the santa candle. I became a follower.

Paula Askew said...

I love this technique. The candles are lovely.

ThePurplePlace said...

Colleen - I am totally impressed and have always wanted to try this technique. You made it look so easy, but I'm sure it's a lot of work!

The little Santa candle is my favorite and I think something I might be able to try. Now, I simply need to find some plain white candles?

I am also very excited to be taking part in the blog HOP and feel lucky that today is a not a bad day. I'm also taking everyone's advice and taking things slow and making one hope at a time.

It's been awesome to see the wonderful projects and I'm so happy I am playing and that it's going well!

You amaze me and I'm so blessed to call you my friend! :)

Hugs,
Lis

Sharon Rittler said...

Those candles are gorgeous! I am definitely going to try this as a gift! Awesome inspiration!

Jane said...

Oh your candle is amazing I so want to try this.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, I was just talking with someone on another site about doing this with digis and we were going to look for a tut. I will have to direct her here!!! thanks for the wonderful directions! :)

sandy said...

Love the candles...I am going to try it!

Miss Sue said...

I tried this technique many years ago. Thanks for reminding me of how gorgeous these look! Your Copic coloring is amazing!!

dmbennett said...

Love your candle. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do it....

Pat said...

Colleen, your candles are beautiful! I can't even wrap my head around using copics on tissue paper but yours make me want to try it! Thanks for your awesome inspiration as always!

Scrap-a-holic_mom said...

Lovely - the candle is stunning.

Evie said...

Love the candle. I am going to have to try making one. Your directions are fantastic.

scraphappy55 said...

That was a great tip, must try this one day, maybe Mothers day

Roxann said...

All I can say GF is WOW! Really original and beautiful.

ttkin12 said...

You have encouraged me to try this project. Past efforts with this technique didn't turn out well! Pat

ttkin12 said...

You have encouraged me to try this project. Past efforts with this technique didn't turn out well! Pat

perezmom said...

What a terrific idea! Thank you for sharing that with us!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! That Santa candle is just fab. I have become a follower

maddysmom said...

I love the candle idea! I have some plain pillars I was just going to tie a holiday bow around, but this idea is much better! Thanks so much for the great tutorial :)

Ruby said...

I am sooooo glad you did this tutorial on putting digis on candles!! Thanks so much! I am now a follower, too!

Deb-Close to my Heart Consultant said...

could you use a regulas stamp also. using stazon. this is so orginal. love it...

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness Colleen - I love your Christmas countdown at the top of your blog - how cute is that!!!

Loving that candle you made - what a great, creative idea! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Big hugs!

Lynette said...

Wow! What a brilliant idea. A simple yet classy gift. Thank you for sharing.

MaryAnn said...

your candle is beautiful!

DonnaSue said...

What a beautiful countdown picture at the top! And your candle is beautiful!

Trina said...

Great tutorial, Colleen! My bf says that your Santa candle is "the cutest candle [he's] ever seen!" :)

Barbara Jay said...

This looks like a fun technique!! Thanks for the tutorial .
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gmaJ said...

Thanks for showing us how to do the candles! They are so cute and you could make them for so many different occasions! (Love that Santa one!) Enjoying the blog hop!!

Isha said...

Oh Colleen, these are Amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration, I have planned to make some candles as gifts and was going to do it my regular way....Stamping. Should give Digi way a try. Thanks again. Love your Candles.

Linda S said...

What a beautiful candle! I am impressed! Thanks for sharing!

Gab said...

Thanks for that great tutorial. I've always wondered how to do this and you made it look so easy1

Isha said...

Just want to write, I am your new follower Colleen....Love your creations. Just some questions, what type of Tissue paper did you take to color with copics??? Can we burn the Candle??
Which Digi image is this?? Love it.

2amscrapper said...

great tutorial. I'm a follower now, and as a bonus, I finally found someone with a Christmas countdown so that I knew which company to go to in order to get one for my blog! Thanks.

Danni said...

So beautiful!! I haven't made a candle in ages and didn't even think it would be possible with a digi! Cool!! you rock!

Pryn said...

Colleen this is AMAZING!!!! Your candles both turned out beautifully!!! I can't wait to try this!

I too have someone that is always trying to spam one of my posts in particular. I have chosen to moderate comments and when the spammers try to get through, I chose the option of 'mark as spam' through Blogger. Please do not let them bother you or keep you from posting your wonderful creations! They need to get a hobby as wonderful as this one that we all share and then they wouldn't bother everyone...lol!

LOVE YOU!!!!

Mary HK said...

I loved the tutorial on candle making....I have never seen this technique before. Merry Christmas and Happy new Year Mary in Hong Kong

jennifer mitten said...

This is just gorgeous!

Sandi's Samples said...

OMG!!! I absolutely love your candle. I' going to go look for an image I can use.

JustYolie said...

"Spit" so that's the secret! LOL! Your candle is gorgeous! :)

Jean said...

I just learned how to do this!!! My coloring isn't as good as yours though. Beautiful. Love the Santa!!!

Patricia said...

Great project! I will have to try this.

Andrea6760 said...

Hey Colleen!! Love, Love, Love your tutorial and you MUST tell me where you got that digital image as it will be perfect to make for my neighbor across the street! If you can drop me a quick msg on here I would appreciate it!

Not only am I already a follower, Im one of your biggest fans, especially when you say things like Gum Bands and Stillers!! You are my true black and gold friend :)

*Hugs*
~Andrea

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous candles. I will have to try this technique!

grandmax2 said...

What a beautiful way to use images! This is very doable.

kc71595 said...

I LOVE this project! I have done one before, but it's been a few years. I'll have to give it another go.
Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

Josie0602 said...

Those candles are just beautiful!

shortyandseymore said...

This is pretty cool. I love candles so another reason to try something new!

Jen said...

I love these! First of all, even on the tissue paper your coloring is fabulous, and you even gave us a tutorial...awesome! These candles truly came our spectacular...thanks for the inspiration!

youiesmom said...

Thanks for inspiring me to give this technique a try. Your candle is beautiful.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

youiesmom said...

Oh forgot, I'm a follower too!

Babe

Tracy S said...

Oh my goodness this is wonderful! These are gorgeous!!! thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorial. I have always wondered how that was done.

Ann said...

Hi Colllleeeen!!!!! Love your tutorial, although I may have to come back to go over it when I'm less sleepy! Love the santa on the shorter candle, very cute!

lynnetta said...

This is incredibl, love the idea and thank you the instructions. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing

Patricia St Martin said...

love it!!! wonderful!!!!!

gg nurse said...

I love using stamped images to decorate candles. Yours are lovely!

Amy said...

Colleen! I can not tell you enough how in love I am with this project! You have completely outdone yourself and the tutorial is AWESOME!! I can not WAIT to try this technique! I need to go to the store and get white candles now!! Thank you so much for being brave enough to do this LOL, you rock the Copics girl!!

Anywho, I left you some lovins over on my blog. Be sure to check it out!! MUAH!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous Colleen--I love the candle and great technique! Very cool!

hugz,
Suzanne

PS--you should be able to delete the comment by logging into blogger.com and then there should be lil' trashcans next to all the comments when you clik on the comment bar. HTH

Monica said...

Thanks for the lovely tut... your candle looks awesome.

Do visit my blog as I have left something for you.

Hugs,

Monica

Tammy @ the FamilyZoo said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial! I will definitely give this a whirl!

Following you from Cardinal, ON
Tammy - iscrapnstamp.stampinup.net

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