Thursday, 6 October 2011

Christmas Cat Candle

Beware, this is rather picture-heavy!!

At A Passion for Promarkers Challenge the theme is 'alter something that is not a square.'

Well, ever since seeing a tutorial by Jane Johnson on the Whiff of Joy inspirations blog last year for adding images to candles I've wanted to have a go and so I've altered a small candle.

The image is by Penny Black, I stamped it on tissue paper and coloured with my faithful Promarkers. The colours come out much more faded than on card.

Here's another section of the cat finding the hat.

When all was safely coloured in I trimmed round the tissue paper and wrapped it round the candle. It does seem to cling to the wax. Then I slowly and gently heated it with my heat tool holding it about 5 inches away, moving about all the time, until the wax softened. I had to smooth the edges down to make them blend. I kept gently heating until the tissue paper melded with the wax leaving the image.

I made the candle a decorated hat rather than apply decorations directly, because I think that's safer. I used a circle nestie to cut a LotV digi paper from last year for the top, then used a larger scalloped Nestie and cut between the scallops to make flaps which I folded in. A strip of paper stuck on with double sised tape made the side base. On top of that is a Nesties border die-cut (Floral Doily Accent).

The holly leaves are a Marianne die, coloured with Promarkers and Glossy Accented. The fabric flowers were white until I used Crimson Promarker on them, and I also edged the petals of the Wild Orchid Crafts rose with Crimson.

I'm entering Passion for Promarkers of course - I used the pens in quite a few different ways here!!

One Christmas present down, dozens and dozens more to go!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Antique Pink, Caramel, Tan, Satin, Cocoa, Lipstick Red, Crimson


Pysselfröken said...

This is so cute!

Christine L said...

It's fab Mags!
Christine x

coops said...

wow this is fab mags.i love the sweet image and the decoration your have made for the top of the candle is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

melsanford said...

Fab candle! Love the images and the little hat you made for it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank
Hugs Kate xx
good luck in the candy draw :)

Julie said...

Beautiful candle - the decorated lid is especially gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Mags, this is so cool! What a fab pressie!

Lorraine said...

Your candle is beautiful! I love the images and your hat idea!

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags I wanted to come and thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog, I am so glad I stopped by this candle looks absolutely gorgeous, I love the images you have used and the decoration around the top looks stunning.
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie, love the colours too, fab creation hugs pops x x x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

This is wonderful!!

Not something I have ever tried .. .. but really must add it to my "try one day" list!!

Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Jules xx