Monday, 22 September 2014

Bearing Gifts

This has to be one of my favourite stamps.

I just love polar bears. I like stamping with this as there is just enough colouring. Its not as versatile as many stamp sets, its just so cute.

All stamped with momento ink and coloured with a water brush and inks. Getting the shadow onto the polar bear with smokey slate brings the polar bear to life. My next ones will have the polar bears hat covered with crystal glaze just to give it a pop.

The process of putting the stamped image onto a candle is interesting. I have stamped onto patterned tissue paper then coloured with the marker pens. You then wrap the tissue paper around the candle. You hold this tissue paper in place with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. When you use the heat gun to 'melt' the tissue paper into the candle you need to be careful not burn yourself. You can lift the baking parchment to see how the tissue paper is doing but if you need to heat further replace the parchment.

My first attempt without the parchment paper was very disappointing the candle was not smooth enough.

It is effective and makes a lovely gift when boxed, with a matching christmas card.

This is another class that will be listed over the next few days. Get in contact if you would like private class. Minimum 4 people. £15 Includes the stamp and one candle.

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