Here is my step by step process:
Step 1 - Gather your supplies: candles, stamps, inks or markers, tissue paper, wax paper, heat gun
Step 2 - Stamp your images, text etc onto the tissue paper and colour with ink or markers as desired. Cut around the stamped images/text as close as possible.
Step 3 - Cut a piece of waxed paper, no taller than your candle but so it can wrap around the candle with some to spare. This is what you hold on to to keep the paper tight and it helps when the heat is applied and the candle gets warm, and hopefully your hand not too hot!
Step 4 - Place the stamped and cut tissue paper piece over the area of the candle where you want it to be. Wrap the waxed paper piece around the candle, with enough overhang for you to hold onto and to keep the tissue and wax paper tight around the candle. Heat the image on to the candle with your heat gun. As the candle heats up, the pressure from the wax paper will push the image into the melting wax of the candle, embedding the image and leaving your image intact. Slowly peel the wax paper away from the candle. You can repeat this process with as many images as you want to imprint on your candle.
Step 5 - Decorate your candle as desired. [I forgot to take a photo of the back of this candle which has the text from the same stamp set Echoes of Kindness imprinted on the back.]
I decorated two candles with two different stamp sets and colour combinations.
Stamps: Echoes of Kindness
Inks: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Candles, Tissue Paper, Wax Paper, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Candles, Tissue Paper, Wax Paper, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon
Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope you find inspiration for adding dimension to your stamping creations.