Friday, November 2, 2018

Day Of The Dead Candles

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Hello.  Welcome.  Gail here today with an idea for some Day of the Dead decorations.  Now, here in Norway Day of the Dead is not celebrated, but celebration it is, despite it's gory title.  So I decided to use Lost Coast Designs 3 Small Skulls and decorate some candles.
These stamps are approximately 2.5" high and I used 3" pillar candles.  These images are also available as larger and smaller versions.
I started by stamping and embossing my images on white tissue paper.  The embossing is not strictly necessary but it did add a bit of gloss to the final project.  I coloured the images with Promarkers and ripped around them.  Rip your tissue paper, don't cut it.  A cut edge shows at the end, a ripped edge doesn't.  I use a piece of baking paper to hold my image in place against the candle.  This also helps avoid burnt fingers LOL.   Heat gently with the heat tool til the image sticks to the wax.  You can always heat it a bit more if need be, but over heating will result in a melted candle!
Aren't they just adorbs!!!!  Can't wait to have these on display! 
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