Gina K's stamped candle video on StampTV inspired me to try out the new frame on a 6" pillar, and the results passed my wildest expectations! Look how pretty!!
I used a piece of white tissue paper 5 1/2" tall x 9" wide. I was able to stamp the frame on it twice in Memento Tuxedo Black, leaving about 3/4"-1" in between the frames and a little room on the ends so there would be space in between both frames when you viewed it from the side. Using a grid line block, it was easy to get the borders to line up going across. Then I stamped two greetings from the set in the center, a different one for each side. You could also use a holiday image.
Copics on tissue need a lighter touch that on cardstock so I worked quickly in soft strokes without blending(the great news is you don't really need to blend it like you do on paper the color comes out really evenly!), otherwise it will want to bleed into the paper outside the lines.
I wasn't really sure what would happen (to the ink and coloring) when I started to heat it up, but the images and coloring stayed crisp and looked absolutely luminous, woo hoo! I wrapped the piece around my candle holding the ends at the back to keep it tight and started heating with my embossing gun in the middle. This picture shows it after heating, see how smooth? (and how nice those borders look with a space in between even from the side)?
And here is the back side of the candle! I've done tissue candles before but always with bold images, I'm really excited about the coloring possibilities now that I've tried this as well as how perfectly the proportions of all my Gina K frame stamps fit a standard pillar (3 inch diameter). It would be gorgeous to go back and add some stickles to the flowers and needles to make it even more festive, etc! :)
I'm anxious to go buy more candles (these range from $1-$4 apiece) so I can make some stained glass ones using "Inspiration Mosaic" and seasonal ones for Autumn and Spring gifts using "Arranged with Love", to decorate my home and to give friends and family!
Hope this project inspires, and be sure to check out Gina's video to see this technique in action! :) A special treat, please go check out more Festive Frame projects from the lovely and talented Joan Ervin!
Then Friday night, check back for a featured spot with my guest designer this month for Festive Frame: Linda Payne!