So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pine candles

Another Christmas project completed today! YEA!!! I decided to give 4 sets of 3 flameless candles out as Christmas gifts and 1 set of 2.....turned out to be an OK and fast moving project! I used Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company New Pines stamp with green, bamboo, Rich Cocoa Memento ink and stamped the image onto tissue paper. Then cut it out leaving just a small edge of tissue paper around the image. Then lay the image with the ink side up on the candle and carefully wrap the candle with wax paper. Then take your heat gun and heat the wax until the tissue paper melts into the candle. I had trouble with the first couple as the heat got too hot....I truly do believe you get what you pay for when buying flameless candles!!! The first couple were NOT high quality wax and it got rather melty looking...but did cool ok. So now to get them wrapped! :-)