Sunday, 22 June 2008

Stampin Up .........on candles

Well here it is.....

My first ever stamped candle.

I have been looking at samples of these for months over on Splitcoast and on other peoples blogs but have only just plucked up the courage to try it for myself.

I used SU set Lovely as a Tree, which I have to say I believe will always be one of my favourite sets. I actually stamped the trees twice to fit all the way around the candle so it was a bit tricky when I came to the ironing stage but just did it in two halves.

Can anyone out there answer a very important question for me regarding these stamped candles please. Are they still safe to burn or does attaching the stamped tissue paper design make them purely decorative ?


Michelle said...

Hi Maria,

I normally seal my tissue paper image by using wax paper over the top then heating with heat gun. I have tested a candle made this way and it was fine when burnt down.

I am not sure if you have used wax paper, but most candles these days burn down through the middle of the candle making them a little safer.

If in doubt you could always hollow out the top of the candle and insert a tealight!

I always recommend when making them to not leave them burning unsupervised just in case!!!

I hope this has helped in some way :-)

(shelliestamps on ILWS)

Michelle said...


I just wanted to let you know that I have linked to your blog (to showcase your lovely as a tree design)on a candle tutorial that I have posted today. The timing was uncanny.


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