Recipe is as follows:
- One candle (a white or cream one is better)
- One rubber stamp
- Suitable ink (I used Stayzon)
- One small piece of Tissue Paper (preferably the same colour as your candle)
- One piece of Greaseproof paper, no taller than your candle but enough to go all the way around, and then some, as you will need enough to grip tightly in your hand when heating commences.
- Colouring medium (pens or pencils are better but check on small area before colouring image)
- Heat gun
Take your greaseproof paper and place it carefully over the top of the image being careful not to move it and then pull the greaseproof paper taut over the image. Gripping the paper tightly around the candle, switch on your heat gun and let it warm up a little, then run it over the top of the image for just long enough so that the image melts into the candle (take care not to hold the heat gun in one place for too long as this will distort the candle. We just want to melt it slightly so that the tissue paper melts into the surface. Carefully remove the greaseproof paper and voila... you're done.
In true Blue Peter fashion...here's one I made earlier... I then wrapped it in some florist's cellophane and added a pretty bow (see photograph). The perfect handmade gift for my friend Claire, who celebrated her birthday today and has very kindly volunteered to accompany me to the hospital tomorrow so I don't have to be alone (Steve has to work).
Hope you had a lovely day Claire. See you in the morning...
Thanks for stopping by, Fae xxx