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Friday, August 5, 2011

Thank You Never Looked So Good

I learned a new (to me) technique today!! I stamped and colored my Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear images, and then heat sealed them onto a pillar candle!! I love the look of it and will remember how easy it is around Christmas time!!

Meanwhile, Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog has a new challenge for August, practically a free-for-all! it only asks that you use one of their images, and use a thank you theme on your project! The hardest part of the challenge was choosing which stamp set to use on my project! LOL I decided on Popcorn the Bear "Thanks a Bunch" stamp set, and stamped popcorn, the sentiment and a couple flowers onto lightly colored mulberry paper, then used Copics: E00,35; G00; BG15,72; YG03; Y17; YR61 & RV13 to color them all. Following an excellent tutorial on SCS, I heat embossed the images onto a white pillar candle I picked up at WalMart for $2. I love the way the candle is smooth and doesn't show that I put extra layers onto it.
WARNING: Learn from my mistake!! Make sure the candle is RIGHT SIDE UP!!! I finished off my candle and then discovered I had stamped my candle upside down! Boohoo!! But the girl scout in me came to my rescue, and I used a knife to pull the wick through the bottom of the candle, thereby saving the day, my project and my pride!!


You have all month to play in the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog, so have fun!!

I am doubly happy to add my project to CRAFT YOUR PASSION challenge blog, as this week's challenge is sponsored than one of my fave companies, Crafter's Companion, so my project is so very appropriate, although I will mention you don't have to use a sponsor's product to join in their challenges!



9 comments:

Khristen said...

Love it! I'm going to have to find a tutorial on this project, so cool to personalize candles like this. Love how you colored Popcorn, too! Thanks for playing along at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog, always love seeing what you create!

craftybunny said...

Lovely candle.Such a sweet image.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Stacy H-W said...

What an awesome idea!! great job even if you did do it upside down!! LOL Stacy H-W

kathy said...

Wow this is great, so pretty on a candle.This would make an awesome christmas gift also.

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Denise said...

That is so cool Pat!!! Love love love this idea! I laughed about you putting the stamp upside down. That's something I would totally do!!! I've done it with cards ;)

Amy's Designs said...

I love this candle. I think you need to send me one. :) Thanks for entering the Crafter's Companion Challenge.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome project!! Thank you for playing along at the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog!

Marlene said...

This is a fabulous project!

Thanks for playing along at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. :)