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Monday, October 3, 2011

Welcome to The Outlawz first blog hop!

In case you do not know about the party... The Outlawz is celebrating reaching 1000 members with games, puzzles, scavenger hunts and over $800.00 in prizes!!  It's a party you do not want to miss!

We have quite a line-up for you filled with great tutorials! The DT has been busy working hard to present to you techniques and awesome inspirations! Be sure to comment on all of the blogs along the way to be eligible for 9 yes 9 prizes! Each blog is giving away a prize and one random grand prize will be drawn at The Outlawz for those of you who have commented on every blog and entered your name into Inlinkz  here. 

This blog is sponsor this week by:

$20.00 Gift Certificate

All winners  will be announce at The Outlawz on October 12.

My tutorial is melting a digital colored image onto a candle. 
Easy Peasy
Supplies needed: Tissue paper, wax paper, digital or stamped image. Copics or other coloring medium, heat gun, card stock and glue stick. You only need glue stick and card stock if you are using a digital image.

Glue corners of tissue paper onto card stock to print the digital image onto.  You do not want any excess paper hanging over the card stock or it will get stuck and ripped in the printer. 

This is what your digital image looks like on the paper after printing.


Color your image with your favorite medium. I used Copics. You are unable to blend like you do on regular paper, however, you still get great highlights and shadowing. Place something under the tissue paper while coloring for your ink goes right through to the other side.



This is how much ink leaked through to the other side of the paper.

 Cut your image out as close to the image as possible. It's okay to leave some of the surrounding tissue.




You want to went the tissue paper slightly! I wet the tip of my finger and slightly moisten the corners to help the tissue to adhere to the candle. You do not want any of the image to become wet for the ink 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.

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 this is what seals your image onto the candle.  You want to keep moving the heat gun so you do not melt the candle.  Don't put the heat gun as close as I have it in the picture or it will melt for sure! Heat until you see everything turn shinny. This will take several minutes to do.

The total cost $1.50 for the candle for I had everything else.  You can burn these candles and they make gorgeous gifts for all occasions.


Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing!
You must be a member of The Outlawz to win!
You receive an additional chance if you follow.

Good luck everyone!


You want to hop over to my sis-tah   Maureen's to see another great tutorial!  If you stumbled onto my blog without going through The Outlawz ....I am the first one on  the list so keep on hopping!


Good luck and thank you for stopping by!!!


93 comments:

Lori m said...

Colleen, oh gosh you make this look so easy but I'm sure it will take me hours and yes, I'm going to try. Your Santa candle is just perfect for many of my little gifts I need to make.

Off I go, hop, hop, oh, stunning candles. Hugs, Lori m

anaRy said...

Colleen aren't you amazing! I am just so honored to be in this group with you!anaRy

Sandi's Samples said...

What a great gift idea Colleen! TFS
Huggs

Mama Bear Stonich's Craft Blog said...

Thanks! I'm going to have to try this out!
-Kristina "Mama Bear" Stonich

Babe O'Mara said...

I've always wanted to make one of these. Thanks for the inspiration and instructions.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

KellyRae Cooper said...

I've seen this before but never tried it (I was worried about the tissue paper catching fire). Thanks for the tutorial, I can see myself making some gifts in the future.

Nadine said...

Great, great tutorial! I never realized you could use a digi image for this technique. Im amazed at how easy it seems! I definitely want to give this a try!

Came over from the Outlawz 1000 member party. My forum name is Nadine (wahinelei). Thanks for the tutorial as well as the chance to win such great prizes!

Theresa said...

Love the tutorial Colleen, and those beautiful candles! Couldn't sleep, so this is great fun to keep me occupied until I doze back off! The 1000 Member Party is off to a great start! Big hugs!

Sarah said...

What a great idea for teacher gifts! I can't get over how versatile my copics are- thanks so much for sharing!

Sarah said...

oops, Outlawz name is Sarah Welleford. thanks again!

Maria André said...

Sweet! I tried this last x-mas with my hairdrier, it did work but o'boy it was hot and took for ages! Now I own a heatgun but haven't made any candels yet but I sure will now! Thanks for the insperation. New follower of your blog but "old" member of the Outlaws.

xx/MulleSnuttan

Lynne Armstrong said...

Haven't tried this Colleen....will have to give it a go after seeing your fabulous tute :)
Hugs xx

Jen Leeflang said...

I have wanted to know how to do this for SUCH long time! Thanks so much for the clear and simple tutorial, and for sharing it on this (what I know will be) a FABULO9US Blog Hop.
Luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang aka JenLee

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

I never knew it will be so simple to make that! Your colouring is just amazing! Love the candle! Happy hopping ;) x

cdjcape521 said...

Wow, that was different! Glad I popped by Colleen!

Brenda said...

What an awesome tutorial Colleen, I may just brave this one this year!! Amazing gifts!
Hugs~Bren

Sara I. said...

I've always wanted to know how to do this!! What a fabulous tute an such an amazingly brilliant and cost effective gift for the holidays!! I'm so happy to be a part of the team!! ~hugs

Sharon Rittler said...

Awesome project Colleen! I'll have to try this for x-mas gifts :} Party WhooHoo!!

Roxann said...

This is so gorgeous! I'm going to copy the directions so I can give this a whirl! What a lovely gift this would make!
Hugz,
Roxann

silvia said...

Gorgeous candles!!

Silvia2

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow, amazing Colleen!!!! What a beautiful center piece for the holidays!!!

Angela B. said...

Gorgeous!!! Love this project!! I have stocked up on candles to do this project! :D

Lee said...

What an awesome tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us. Most definitely want to try this one! Hugs, Lee Ferns

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful for a gift too! Thank you for sharing this idea. :)
Karen Shirey

Jo said...

Colleen, I can't wait to try this. This would be much better then the old way I had learned. Beautiful.

Dana said...

After learning this technique from you last year every female in our family received an angel candle for Christmas. They all loved them and were astonished that I had made them myself. You will forever be my candle queen!!
Miss you galz and I will always be an Outlawz at heart!
k. gonna have a good cry now .. lol
mwah!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

I forgot to mention, I am new to the Outlawz and am now a follower of each of you in the blog hop :) you all do fabulous work!
I left comments in each hop, but had a bit of trouble with a couple so hope they went through okay.
What a Fun Blog Hop!!!
Hugs,
Karen Shirey

JPScraps said...
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JPScraps said...

Beautiful candles. Thanks for the tutorial.
Outlawz Jamie

trisha too said...

That was an AWESOME tutorial, Colleen--we are going to do this for gifties, very fun!

trisha too at Outlawz and following you . . .

:)

Stephanie said...

I have wondered how to do this with Digis... Thanks so much!

Kim Kelley said...

This is gorgeous! Something I will have to check out! My user name is Kim Kelley

Rona said...

Very fun technique!! Beautiful candles!!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Wonderful candles and excellent tutorial! Thanks, Colleen.

Katt aka LaLa said...

Oooh, I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm definately gonna be making some of this as presents this year. Having a blast at Outlawz first hop, I'm off to my next stop :) -katt

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I have wondered how to do these. Thanks for sharing this.
Rhonda Miller

ileana said...

A great tutorial, Colleen!! I never tried it... but I sure going to do it now, thank you for sharing it!! Hugs!!

Mel said...

Beautiful candles, wonderful tutorial, TFS.

Sharri said...

Colleen, Awesome tutorial and gorgeous candles!! I am going to give this a try. You make is seem so easy!

Lorraine said...

Awesome project, Collen! And love the tutorial! The Outlawz Party is so fun!!!

Tami B. said...

I have been wanting to try this out. I've even had a candle set aside to use, but until today I just haven't had a really clear tutorial on how to do it, so a huge thank you to you.

ThePurplePlace said...

:) Of course you made me smile and you shared a great tutorial too!! One of these days I'm actually going to try this out!!

I need to find somewhere to buy the white pillar candles and I keep forgetting!!

Thanks for a reminder! Hopping over to see Mo!!

jonim52 said...

Oh what a gorgeous creation. Great gift giving project.

Gail said...

what a great tut. and a stunning candle..lovelyn gift for a lucky someone..ummm did you need my address??..lol..loves ya

Gail said...

OOps my otlawz name is Gail Neduzak..loves ya

Cassy said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!!
~ Cassy Hurst

Donna said...

Oh, I have to try this. I have several candles that I can try it out. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and all the great things you do on Outlawz.
Hugs,
Donna Rinckel

Shirley N said...

Beautiful candles! What great gift ideas, thanks for the great tut and inspiration!

DQ said...

Great Tutorial
Beautiful candle
Thanks !
DQ

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great tutorial, Colleen. I made some of these last year and you have inspired me to make some more. They make great gifts when you want to give just a little something from the heart.

My Outlawz member name is Teresa Arsenault and I am already a follower of your blog.

Blessings,
Teresa

Sandi's Samples said...
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Julie E said...

What a great idea and detailed tutorial. So glad to see that digis will print okay on the tissue. My Outlawz name is Julie Elak!
Thanks :>)

Alison Richardson said...

Oh my what a clever idea. I will definatly have to try this sometime.

slbela59 said...

Love Love this and am definitely going to try. I am also a follower through feedblitzZ!! thanks for the chance to win. I am also a member of Outlawz!!
slbela59

BlackBird said...

This is a great idea. I have to try it!

M.J. Rutledge said...

Great tutorial! I've been wanting to try this for a long time.

Michelle Rutledge
Windsorm

tamror said...

This is a neat idea that I had never thought of. I will try it!
Tammy White

Cathy said...

Beautiful candle. Perfect image. Clear tutorial. I've got to try it! Thanks, Colleen!

scrapweaver said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! So unique and fun!
Michelle Houghton

Anonymous said...

You make it look so easy and cute. What a great project for kids and adults to do together. Thanks for sharing!

syd
sydegan@hotmail.com

miatagal said...

Colleen,
Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!. I think this idea might be just the ticket for my hand made Christmas gifts for my siblings! Also, Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!!.
Aren`t the Holiday Peeker Images adorable, just like all of the Peeker images.

Barb
miatagal@shaw.ca

Jang-Art said...

Hi there!
Wow, I learnt something new today haha~
I really think this is awesome! Gonna use this to make the candles at my friend's birthday next month!
Thanks for inspiring me!

My Outlawz username is Jang-Art.

Tina Gilliland said...

VERY pretty candles!!! I love making those! Thanks for a chance to win!

Linda Palmer said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. I've made these before but didn't know to hold tight in the back and I can see where that would be a great help in keeping the air bubbles out. Great information.

Jen P said...

That's awesome! I might have to try that out for xmas presents! :) My Member name - Jen P

Diana Queen said...

A wonderful tutorial, Colleen. I had no idea I could print on tissue paper like that! I'm very excited to try this. Your candles are fab! ;D

Barbara Bryant said...

This is gorgious and would make a great gift im on my way to get some candles

Sarah said...
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Tracy said...

You made this tute so easy to follow Colleen. :-) Your candles are beautiful.
I'm having so much fun doing all the party things. I'm following you now and my TO name is Tracy MacDonald.

Sarah said...

You make this look sooo easy but when I do it, it doesn't come out as beautiful as yours. I will have to try again and be more patient. Thanks
Sarah Warren

I am reposting because I forgot to leave my name.

Vesna said...

This is great technique and your step-by-step tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks.

Vesna Rastovski :)

Anne M. said...

What wonderful tips on your blog!!! I'm going to run out of ink printing some of them for my folders.

Thanks ...... Anne

Deonna B said...

Wonderful tutorial! These would make great Holiday gifts for friends and family.

Rosie Guiher said...

WOW that is so cool!! Will have to put this on my too do list for sure! Can you use a digi that is already colored and printed out?
Thank you! Rosie Guiher

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is a Great idea.
So does the wax paper stay adhered to the candle then you have to cut the excess wax paper off that you were using as the handle???
My outlawz name is Heidi Brawley

JoAnn Peck said...

I've used this technique using regular stamps, using digi's takes them to a whole new level. Can't wait to try! My Outlawz name is JoAnn Peck

Anita said...

Awesome tutorial! Great gift idea! Anitamocha

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

great idea, love that Santa face, wow hes awesome, nice tutorial Colleen ty

Julie's Blog said...

This is such a great idea and what a great gift idea. I've tried this using a stamped image and could not for the life of me get the tissue to adhere to the candle and ended up in a right old mess ... I think I'm going to try again using your tips and I am sure it will work this time round .. Thanks for taking the time to share ... Happy Blog Hop :D Julie (Username Julie Hales)

Kym Weber said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Love how vibrant the colors are using copics! Wonder if you would get the same results using Prisma color pencils! Beautiful candles! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

Helen Dooley said...

This is so cool. I love this tutorial. Thanks for the info!!

loyaz said...

Wow - not only a terrific tutorial, but you chose such a beautiful image and did such a super job with it. TFS!!!

Margaret said...

Fabulous idea Colleen and so easy to do. Your image is gorgeous.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

BEE U TI FUL candle! I love making candles, will be starting on them soon I'm sure :O)

Tine said...

Hi & fabulous candles, just perfect for the festive season. Can I ask your advice too? I have just discovered that I was the extremely lucky $50 Oozak winner for the September challenges. What do I have to do now? Who should I contact regarding my win?
Thanks so much for your help,
Tine (Crafting Christine)
http://craftingchristine.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Terrific technique! While I've seen it before and done it, yours are the best I've seen.

Cindy Royal (outlawz)

Jessica said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. Well, I just learned a new technique. That is amazing and I sure do love a bargain for something as elegant and easy as this! Beautifully done!
Hopping in from the Outlawz! I am DEFINITELY a new follower.
:O)
Jessica Shelton

Marcy said...

Fabulous technique. I did not know you could do this with a digi image. Great!

Shelby said...

Great tutorial Colleen. I've always thought this was a difficult technique, but your explanation makes it sooooo doable. Thanks

Shelb Thomas

Tracy S said...

I have always wondered how people do this! Thanks for sharing, I am going to try this for Christmas gifts.
- Tracy S

Rufus said...

Just what I needed for some little gifts! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm an Outlawz member.
R/

Rizwan Ali said...

See this AWESOME card and tutorial. its cool and pretty enough nice crafting work.
Hotel Key Card
membership card

Anonymous said...

That was one of the best tutorials I have seen. And you are only the first stop on the blog hop? I can not wait to try this. Unfortunately funds are tight for Christmas, but I do happen to have two pillar candles in my candle stash that are going to be beautifully decorated by the end of the weekend!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea with us! I am a member of the Outlawz! yeah! Kristine:)

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