Friday, 19 December 2014

Let it burn! Let it burn! Let it burn!

A quick little Festive Friday post from me - the last one before the big day - so I just wanted to show off a a couple of projects I made for the Left of Center Challenge blog. Firstly, here is my festive evil snowman candle - just light it and watch him melt. Mwwah hah haaa.

To make the candle, you're going to need a nice chunky white candle, some white tissue paper, and an image. I used the evil snowman from Delicious Darkness who are sadly closing down (although there is still time to get 50% off all their images before they do).

If you're using a normal rubber stamp, then you would just stamp your image onto the less shiny side of the tissue paper and colour as desired. If you're using a digi stamp or any other printed image, you will need to iron your tissue paper and then tape it, shiny side down, onto some regular printer paper as below. Make sure that there are no bits of tape sticking out - you don't want to jam up your printer.

Colour your image (I used Copic pens) and cut around it. You can leave a small border - it's not a problem.

To fix the image onto the candle use a small amount of glue from a non-toxic glue stick just to hold the image in place, then use a heat gun and gently run it over the image to slightly melt the wax underneath. This will seep through the tissue paper, binding it to the candle. Any of the tissue paper itself, such as the border, will also melt into the candle to become invisible. If you heat too much, the candle will distort, so start gently!

I'm entering the candle into the Altered Eclectics Challenge Blog and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for naughty Christmas.

The other project is just a wee card for a friend who always found Santa a little, well, creepy. I used the Skully Santa from Smeared Ink as it was the perfect creepy Santa Claws. I used the music from "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" - he sees when you are sleeping, he know when you're awake. Creepy or what! I hope they like it.

Anyhoos, have a lovely Christmas everyone, and we will be back soon with more weirdness for ya!



  1. That snow man is something else, wow great candle and fabulous skull santa, thanks for joining us at SoSS for the Nis for Naughty challenge.

  2. Very naughty snowman. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters.

  3. I love the card and the candle! The snowman is definitely naughty! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

  4. To think I put music on a candle for my MIL when I could have done something like this! :D Fab Santa image. And that is a terrific card, too. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. Very creative project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge

  6. Thanks for sharing these with us at Altered Eclectics. The evil snowman candle is fab!! Steffi :o) xx

  7. Bex, Love your altered candle. I have been wanting to try this for so long and enjoyed your how to. Thank you for shareing your lovely project with us this month at Altered Electic and I hope to see you participate again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs