Sunday, July 08, 2012

Tissue Candle Tutorial and a Giveaway

Hi Everyone!
Last week on the Heartwarming Vintage blog Sandy shared a tutorial on stamping on tissue to make gorgeous candles.  You can see that here.  I thought I would show you how I printed on Canvas Corp Tissue Stock, using prints from  Crafty Secrets "Creating with Vintage Typography" CD.
Oh.. and I thought that would be a great reason for giving away one of the CD's.

***  So between now and Friday, anyone who leaves a comment in this post, will have their name put in the hat to win one of the newest Crafty Secrets CD's   Creating with Vintage Typography


I'm sure any candle with a smooth flat surface would work fine. I just grabbed these quickly at the dollar store on my way home yesterday.    You can vary the color of your candle..but remember, you will be able to see through  the tissue some.  I used Ivory candles above and white for the ones below.


 You  can also vary your color buy choosing different colored Tissue Stock    Canvas Corp has three colors, White, Cream and Kraft.    I have not tried this with regular issue (running it threw my printer), but I have seen tutorials where they have. Sandy also used regular tissue paper for her "Stamping" tutorial on adding tissue to candles, but  great thing about this Tissue Stock, is that it's a bit more sturdy, making it much easier to work with.

On www.bluemoonscrapbooking.com they have ivory tissuestock.
www.Amazon.com has all 3 colors if they type in tissuestock
www.ellenhutson.com has all 3 colors.


I have a standard ink jet printer, so the first thing I did was get a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock. ( the color doesn't matter. It's just going to help give stability to your tissue to run it through your printer).
I then basically "wrap" the tissue around the card stock.  You can trim your tissue, so that when you wrap it around your paper, there is a 1/2 inch or less excess when you fold it around the back.
I have learned the hard way years ago , what happens when you get  adhesive on your printer roller:(  NOT GOOD!   so I am very careful now.  I only use this double sided tape. It holds things in place so well, and I never have to worry about slipping.
***Make sure ( no matter what adhesive  you use, that it is ever exposed when you put it through your printer). 
  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape


Ok.. so here is what the back looks like after you have your tissue wrapped around and secured with tape in the back.
Now you are ready to run it thru your printer.  Every printer is a bit different, but of course you want to put it thru so that it prints on the tissue side.

Below is the front of my tissue sheet printed and still attached to the card stock.   What I do now, is just use my paper trimmer and trim around all the edges about 1/4 inch in.  This releases your tissue from your card stock, with out any pulling or tearing.
The text below was printed on the Kraft colored Tissue Stock.   Like I said, I tried it a number of different ways.   If you look at the text covered candle at the top of this post (first photo), you can see the difference.. it was printed on Ivory Tissue Stock.


You can really see the difference in the photo below.  Top sheet was printed on Kraft Tissue Stock and the bottom (same print) was printed on White Tissue Stock.    You can see how the color of candle and the color of tissue can certainly give you different effects.


In the photos below I'm using the white candle with the map printed on White Tissue Stock.. ( all the steps are the same... I just happen to take photos of this one. lol.
 Ready to add the Tissue to the candle?
Once you have your sheet cut away from the card stock, measure and cut it to the size of the candle you are planning to use.  I found that it held in place better the less tissue I had overlapping where they meet, when you wrap them around.  Time to break out your heat tool  ( if you don't have a heat tool, your hair dryer set on low speed, hot, will work fine).


A little note before you start using your heat tool:
I saw that when Sandy added her tissue, she left some excess tissue at the top and the bottom of her candle and just folded it over as she went.   I started out doing that on the bottom of my first candle, but then as I went I felt like the candle wax was really doing a great job of holding the tissue as I was heating it , so after that I trimmed my paper right to the edges, on the bottom and on the top, just making sure it seals well on all edges.  *Either way will work fine.
To add your tissue, find your starting place, and make sure you are lined up straight.  Now using the heat tool, heat, and smooth with your hand.. working your way around the candle.   You will be able to see the wax melt some, sealing the tissue to the candle as it cools.

The map print worked great. I haven't tried a super colorful print yet.  I will try more as I go, but I could imagine that tissue might really absorb ink.  Ink is wet. Wet and tissue??  See where I'm going with this?  I'll have to test this out more, and let you know.  Or if you try it soon, please let me know:)


 I hope you do give it a try, it's a fun process.   I will be share another project this week, using Printed Tissue on Glass.

Until then, ..... be sure to get your name in for a chance at the giveaway this week.
A random winner will be chosen and announce this Friday.   ( Somebody is going to have a lucky Friday the 13th!)


Creating with Vintage Typography




Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

52 comments:

Julie Ann said...

These candles are so cute! I love the idea of Tissue Stock!!

Scrapthat said...

Oh what a lovely job you did on the candles! I can't even pick a favorite because I love all the vintage looks! Awesome job! TFS

harrahx2 said...

Wow Vicki, I love the map printed candle. It is quite lovely. Talented girl!

Kathy said...

Hi Vicki... Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me, My husband and I had our first date on a friday the 13th, and we are now married with 2 children...10 years later. I love doing this to candles. I have made lots of them. Everything that you make is AWESOME! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah said...

Love your candles but can't find the tissue stock. One site says that it has been discontinued...tell me it isn't so!

Anonymous said...

Love the atered candles! LindaC

busymartha said...

This is a great tutorial Vicki, can't wait to try this, Marilyn.

Karen Stephenson said...

what a neat tutorial. It is looking like a great idea for presents. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Sigh ... you make this look SO EASY! Thank you for explaining the way you wrap the tissue and tape it to the cardstock before trying to print on it. I was wondering how that would hold up in my inkjet printer and if my doing so would wind up forcing me to get that wide format printer I've been wanting (e.g., wreck my printer!) I really like the type version.

As I'm sitting here typing this comment, ideas are jumping into my juicy brains! I was thinking: wouldn't it be great to make Christmas gifts for some of the "professionals' in your life -- e.g., printing old eye charts on one candle for your ophthalmologist, or vintage hair salon stuff for your hair stylist? THEN I thought, hey, there's a use for some of the vintage sewing patterns that Vicki sent me not long ago -- just using the patterns directly on the candle!

See what I mean? You inspire me!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Tarnished Rose said...

Great how-to! The candles are great.

Smiles~
Marilyn

rush said...

love this process. it could make any candle a present!

Renee said...

Ooooh that's pretty and definitely something I could do with all my cheap candles lying around! Thanks for the great tutorial Vicki!!!!!

Jo said...

Another great idea! I am a Nebraska native now living in Indiana and have been lurking on your site for some time now. Not only do I get great ideas, but I also get to visit 'home' vicariously through your posts. Keep up the great work that you do!

SuZeQ said...

I could use a LUCKY Friday the 13th. Winning would make my 13th lucky.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

Louise Dahlgren said...

I have never used a CD for crafting. I have always felt a bit intimitating. But, such beauty in the craftsmanship and I lvoe typography and anything vintage. I am heading for antique stores this coming 13th and meeting my brother to visit our father's grave, too.

Cheryl S. said...

Terrific tutorial, Vicki. I did some candles years ago using tissue paper but I love the images you chose from the CD. This looks like a versatile CD for many uses!!
Maybe Friday the 13th will be my lucky day. Cheryl S.

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Love the tutorial! The map prints are awesome. I was always a map hoarder, and my kids love them, too. Have a great day!

Phyllis M. said...

Really great tut on the tissue candles which are totally awesome. Thanks for a great giveaway and for a chance to win. Have a great day.

MYSAVIOR said...

What a wonderful idea!
♥♥♥
Sue

Anonymous said...

I used this technique several years ago to decorate candles for members of an Angel Club I belonged to. Thanks for reminding me of this fun craft! I love the map candles!!!

Sue A said...

Vicki I love your candle tutorial. Thanks for the great tips. Very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Ruth A said...
I'm going to make some Christmas candles using tissue stock. I'll make extras to give to guests that come to visit & also for gifts to give to my haidresser, postman. paper deliverly person, etc.

Tami said...

Such an amazing idea-thank you!!!
Tami, mroth@lcom.net

creativearts said...

Vicki, I love your candles. The music tissue and map tissue are my favorites. I love the way you colored the maps. Great tutorial.

Truth said...

You did a beautiful job! I especially like the map candles.

Sue C

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness...These candles look amazing! Hope I win that cd!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Amy said...

your candles are gorgeous..I love them so much. I love the vintage styles.

Thanks for a chance at winning your blog candy.

Shawn Timm said...

You always know about all the new fun stuff, AND how to use it. Thank goodness I know YOU!

ddlady said...

Hi Vicki, thank you for the great tutorial. The candles all look so pretty. I so enjoy your website. Thank you for the chance at winning the CD!!!!

Debbie K. said...

Love the candles and loved the tutorial, Ms. Vicki! How fun!!! Would be thrilled to own the cd and thanks for the chance:)
Have a great week!
- DebbieK

Vicky H said...

The candles look great. Thank you for the ideas and instructions!

Bettyann said...

thanks Vicki..what a great idea for Christmas presents.. this year is going to be tough so handmade, useful and lovely pressies are in order...bring on the ideas...thanks for the giveaway.xxx :)

Vickie said...

I love the candle idea, I love crafty secrets but i would love a video! or does someone else have one?
the maps are great!

Gwenn said...

Vicki, I'm always energized when I see what you create and I'm anxious to get the new CD. I like that you use an ink jet printer and get such great results

Personally Created (Michele) said...

It's funny that you're doing glass next--I was already trying to decide what to print to use on some Starbucks bottles!
Can't wait to see what we come up with!

marilyn said...

LOVE those candles. I have some of that Tissue Paper and will have try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

Morning, Vic! I went to your spoon tutorial and then when I was done, decided to follow you on Pinterest...the link is broken there, just so you know. It kept taking me back to your Home Page!
Blessings~

Lynda said...

Vicki, these are gorgeous! I saw the tutorial on Crafty Secrets blog, but you have really taken this idea to another level! Thank you for the chance to win this CD!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

These candles turned out great and thanks for the wonderful tutorial!! Never would have thought about printing on tissue - which explains why I love stopping by : ) Thanks for the chance to play!

Have A Great day!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

I might just try it. Looks like a fun project!

Thomas Roberts said...

This is so cool!!Cathy roberts

BethW said...

These are truly gorgeous.I'm having a hard time finding Canvas Corp tissue paper-any suggestions?

Catherine said...

looks like an amazing CD -- LOVe your candles!

Jazzy said...

Really nice with the printed paper. I've done this with stamped images on tissue too
Jasmine

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great project, great CD, and great tissuestock ... hey! maybe you can throw some of the tissuestock in with the CD! lol

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oooh! I love the map candles. Let me guess what you will be giving your friends and family this Christmas? These are wonderful!

Donna said...

Lovely candles, Vicki.....I especially love the map printed ones. You did a nice job describing how to do these and I really appreciate the tip about tissue stock! I'm not familiar with it, but you can bet I'll be trying it now. I love to decoupage everything in sight and I think tissue stock might be just the solution I need when lighter weight paper is called for! Thanks!!

KC said...

Love the project and love the way it is displayed. Very nice!

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and the fun giveaway!

Guy Mailloux said...

What a cool way to reinvent candles! Any design would do, just as long as I use the right materials and follow the procedures, right? :D I’m thinking of stamping my monthly timetable. I’m a little forgetful, plus I want to keep pace with the intelligent inspiration of your candles. :D And maybe I should also stamp the logo of my favorite cologne on a scented candle with the same scent! Oh wow, ideas are firing up!

Aunt Susan said...

This looks like such fun! I may print pictures of grandchildren and give that a try on a candle.

pinkpaintandroses said...

I love the tissue Stock! I want to try this!