Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Busy trying to finish!

Well it is time for another WOYWW and I have been busy trying to finish my Christmas presents etc.  The presents I have been working on are candles. I have been stamping and colouring images on tissue paper and then melting them onto the candles.  You can see a completed candle in the background (using Crafty Individuals stamps) and a coloured image ready to go onto the next candle. 
You can also see a large number of pens, both whispers and promarkers, scissors for roughly cutting round the image, more tissue paper (in case of mistakes), the pritt stick for temporarily attaching the image, and my heat gun just poking out on the righthand side.

On the lefthand side of the desk you can see the greaseproof paper (for holding the tissue image in place while melting the wax), more pens and a close up of the current image.
And after scorching my fingers here are the finished candles...sorry about the camera glare, but I still haven't got my laptop up and running properly since I upgraded to Windows 7 on Monday.  These candles are being entered into Creative card crew 'anything goes', All sorts 'last minute Christmas' (they are Christmas presents after all), Stamp simply 'gift', Creative Inspiration 'anything goes Christmas' and Fussy and Fancy 'anything but a card' challenges. Have a great day and rest of the week everyone.


Wipso said...

Love the poppy image and the finished candles.
If you fancy being in with a chance to win a little knitted Christmas bear and haven't already put your name down then pop over to my blog to be in with a chance :-)
A x

Helen said...

I love those candles! Your desk is full of pens - I love pens....

S said...

Wow, gorgeous candles. What a lovely warm gift!

Joanne said...

How clever. They are really gorgeous.

Debs said...

Gorgeous project - great present - sure to be treasured.
Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

Piddawinkle said...

those candles look great and the greaseproof is a good idea to keep it smooth, only time I tried it, was a bit bumpy to say the least, now Im sure Ive got some candles somewhere .. .

JoZart said...

The candles are just lovely... well done you and what excellent presents they'll make.
JoZarty x

Susan Allan said...

Oh I love your candles. It works well as a technique doesn't it? I did that a couple of years ago and I think I will do it again. Such a fab idea for presents.
Have fun and don't burn your fingers!!
sue xx 86

Marjo said...

Gorgeous candles! Can I be on your Xmas list

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #25

sandra de said...

The candles are just beautiful. I always wondered how the transfer of the image to the candle happened. A little bit of xmas magic. Thanks for the peek of your desk. Enjoy the week.
Sandra #57

oneoff said...

What pretty tissue candles. I made some a little while back using the same technique, and managed to burn myself on the heat gun - not recommended!

Bernie #29

tiggertastic said...

wow your candles are a work of art, i love the strong red colours very eye catching work

good luck in the challenges and wishing you a lovley weekend

Sarah-Louise x
Designing for : CCC & CPF

Cor* said...

Gorgeous candles! What lovely gifts ! Thanks for sharing your ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS creation with us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! Best of luck to you and happy holidays!!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Love both of your lovely candles, but I think I favor the one on the right. #79

Debs said...

gorgeous candles, lovely vibrant colors, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season

Julia Dunnit said...

The recipients will be delighted at your work, so lovely. You've really got the knack with the melting part of this technique.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again I'm playing WOYWW catch-up. I had a computer meltdown and didn't know where I had left off in the numbers. These are gorgeous candles and lovely coloring, too. I'm also playing catch up with my gift making. Looks like yours is far better than mine. Happy belated from # 4.