Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Looking Into The Past

Hi Everyone,

Instead of doing a Wordless Wednesday post, I decided to change things up and do a "Looking Into The Past" post. This project was published in the September/October 202 issue of The Rubber Stamper magazine and even though the stamps are no longer available and you can find stamps all over the place with a beach type theme that will work perfectly! The technique is still easy to do today, so no worries there. Since the instructions might be a little hard to read, I have reprinted them for you. Give the technique a try. It's very simple to do but you can get stunning results!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...

Crafty hugs,

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Candles by the Sea
Lisa Rojas
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Materials Checklist 
Pillar candles- 6”
White Mulberry paper
Corrugated paper
Faber-Castell Chalk Pencils
Memories Dye-Based Inkpad- Black
Xyron Machine with Adhesive cartridge
Aleene’s Ultimate Glue Gun
Lou Davis Matte Sealer
Decorative scissors
Straw ribbon or ribbon of choice
Jute string
Sea shells
Rubber Stamps:
Sea Gulls by Personal Stamp Exchange
Sailboat by C. I. Stamping

Step 1.   Cut mulberry paper into two squares approximately  4”h x 3”w. Stamp sea gulls and sailboat on mulberry paper using black inkpad. Color images in with chalk pencils. Run images through the Xyron machine, and spray with sealer. Cut images out, leaving a border around the images. Carefully remove the  paper backing and adhere images to candles. 
Step 2.   Cut corrugated paper to fit around the candles. Trim with decorative scissors and glue to the bottom of the candles with glue gun. Add straw ribbon, raffia, jute string and sea shells with glue gun.


Molly Smith said...

This is a great technique, Lisa! I'm not a stamper per se, so I've never seen this. Super cute nautical candles! xo

Jacquelynne Steves said...

A unique way to put rubber stamps to good use!

Eileen Hull said...

Hey that is so cool Lisa! Great idea :-)

Laura Bray said...

I never thought about stamping candles. I guess that's why you are the Stampin Queen and I'm not! GRIN

Ann Butler said...

Love this....

Pearl Maple said...

nice technique, rubber stamps are so versatile

Cheryl Boglioli said...

Some projects are just timeless too! Great project.

Peggy @The Decorating Files said...

I didn't even know you could stamp candles! These are very cool, Lisa!