These candle transfers were so much fun to do. Once I figured out how to do it I just couldn’t stop! It’s terribly satisfying. (yes, the pictures are dark… again. I was doing it at night this time though!)
To do this, you need the following supplies
~ ink jet printer
~ printer paper
~ tissue paper
~ wax paper
~ embosser (or a stove with the element turned on high!)
I first printed guides on a piece of paper so I would know where the printed image would be and taped down the tissue paper.
Once you have the tissue paper secured, print your image and cut it out. You’ll want to leave as small a border as you are able.
Next, place your image, ink out, on the candle and wrap the wax paper around it. This maintains the shape of your candle and allows you to keep your hands away from the heat…
Next, subject your image to heat. You’ll find that the wax on the wax paper starts to melt and you can suddenly see the ink come through the paper sharply. At that point, you’re done. Carefully peel the wax paper away (with a mental drumroll!) and reveal your printed candle.
And some vintage christmas candles…
I liked both sets of candles because they were christmassy, but in a subdued way. And they were gorgeously vintage.