The Paper Pretties challenge last week was to alter something. After giving my mojo a workout for the WCMD challenges (and it was cooperating), I decided to go with a candle. Earlier this year, I had come upon this fantastic tutorial on the Roses on Paper blog. These steps were so easy.
I started out stamping my Season of Thanksgiving Sophia on a piece of tissue paper. I did use my Copics instead of my Prisma pencils, as the author of the tutorial did. With the tissue paper, the Copics did bleed a bit, but not too bad. You have to be really careful to not rip your paper or have it pill. I found my colors to be a bit muted on the tissue paper. After coloring, I cut out Sophia and the sentiment.
Using a bit of glue (glue stick), I stuck (literally :)) Sophia & the sentiment to the candle. Then I wrapped a piece of wax paper over the top and started heating it with my heat gun. This is the tricky part – you can’t be too close or your candle will melt and if you are too far away, it won’t heat enough. I think I heated it for about 2-3 minutes, moving my heating tool around to keep from melting one spot. After finishing up, I was able to peel the wax paper right off.
I added a few maple leaf brads while the candle was still warm. They go in easy-peasy. Some more gorgeous satin edged organdy completed it with an almost perfect bow at the top. I really need to order the Bow Easy.
I’m thrilled with how this turned out. The entire candle took me maybe 10 minutes or so. Now I need to order Pilgrimage so that I can have the set on the table for Thanksgiving.
PWC71 Thanksgiving Candle
Stamps: Paper Pretties Season of Thanksgiving
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YR02,E37,Y17, YR07, E39, YR20, YG03, Y00, E21
Other Stuff: candle, heat gun, tissue paper, Recollections leaf brads, satin edge organdy ribbon
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