Hello my fabulous friends!
Today I'm continuing my guest designing over at Polkadoodles! I love Polkadoodles stamps, so I'm excited for this opportunity! For those not familiar with Polkadoodles, they are a UK based company with a large line of digital stamps and papers. They also have clear stamps and dies. So much fun stuff! Make sure you take a look! Also, check out the Facebook group where you can find lots of inspiration, and share your own Polkadoodles projects!
Ok... back to business...
Today starts a new Polkadoodles challenge!
You can find all the details, and enter on the BLOG
The theme I was given for today is Not a card...
Here's my take:
Here's my take:
Paper: tissue paper
Stamps: Polkadoodles digi Just For You
Ink: Copic (skin)E30, E31, E33, RV42 (hair) E55, E47, E49 (dress) BG72, BG75, BG78, N6, N1 (shoes) C9, C7, C5 (flowers) R83, R59, YR21, YR24, YG23, YG19, multiliner
Adding a stamped image to a candle is an easy way to customize an otherwise boring candle! First you need to get your image onto tissue paper... If you are working with a stamp, you can stamp right on the tissue paper with a Copic safe ink like Memento... If you are working with a digi, you might be able to print directly onto the tissue paper by taping tissue paper to a sheet of regular card stock and running that through... My printer won't let me do that, so I used a Copic multiliner to trace...
Next you'll need to color... Because tissue paper is super thin, you have to be careful not to over saturate the paper, or work too much to blend... you'll end up with a mess... Keep your coloring simple!
Once colored, trim around your image.
Place your image onto your candle where you want it.. then TIGHTLY wrap wax paper (from your kitchen) around it. Heat with a heat gun until the wax starts melting slightly and the image seems to melt into the candle...
Pull off the wax paper while the wax is still hot.... If all of your edges are sealed in the wax, it should be hard to see that there is any paper there at all!
What unusual items do you like to stamp on?
Now it's your turn to share your creativity with us on the Polkadoodles blog!
See you soon!
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