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#61 MsShelley

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    Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:09 AM

    Maura, those look really good!

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      Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:42 AM

      OMG now I want to do this!!! It's such a great idea and sounds sooo easy!!!!

      Quick question, Sarah, did you use them as peoples place cards? if so, did you put their names and table numbers on them?
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      #63 precious621

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        Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:24 AM

        Thank you so much for posting this topic. I was actually looking for personalized candles and only could find one option. I ordered samples of it and the candle is extremely tiny about one inch in diameter. What was interesting about the candle is that it looked like a piece of paper was burned into the candle. I was trying to figure out how I could make something like this myself on bigger candles. This posting came at a perfect time for me and it is extremely helpful.

        #64 Alyssa

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          Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:40 AM

          Awesome Maura! how did it go printing on the tissue paper?


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          so i did a test run to see how easy it would be to do this project and i must say it was really easy. i practiced with a votive but i would suggest using a larger candle, like a pillar or half pillar. here's what my test run looks like:

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          here's the logo imprinted on it.
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          i burned it for about 3 hours before it got low enough to light up the logo part way.


          #65 Dez921714

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            Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:22 AM

            Maura, those look awesome!

            Did you use a heat gun? I tried to make one last night using my blowdrier, but I don't think it gets hot enough LOL
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            #66 Maura

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            Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:08 AM

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            Awesome Maura! how did it go printing on the tissue paper?
            thanks! printing on the tissue paper is really easy, you just have to make sure it gets very taught so it doesnt rip, because sometimes when it goes through the inkjet the way the ink head drags back and forth and the little rubber rollers that move to feed the paper can tear the tissue paper if its not attached securely. i used masking tape because i found it was easier to reposition if i made a mistake

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            Maura, those look awesome!

            Did you use a heat gun? I tried to make one last night using my blowdrier, but I don't think it gets hot enough LOL
            you cant use a hairdryer. you need to use a heat embossing gun like for embossing rubber stamps. you can get them at any craft store - i got mine at papersource and paid about $22 for it. the heat from hairdryer is nowhere near as hot as it needs to be to get the tissue to meld into the wax. be careful to not burn yourself with the heat embossing gun, it gets really really hot!

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              Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:11 AM

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              thanks! printing on the tissue paper is really easy, you just have to make sure it gets very taught so it doesnt rip, because sometimes when it goes through the inkjet the way the ink head drags back and forth and the little rubber rollers that move to feed the paper can tear the tissue paper if its not attached securely. i used masking tape because i found it was easier to reposition if i made a mistake



              you cant use a hairdryer. you need to use a heat embossing gun like for embossing rubber stamps. you can get them at any craft store - i got mine at papersource and paid about $22 for it. the heat from hairdryer is nowhere near as hot as it needs to be to get the tissue to meld into the wax. be careful to not burn yourself with the heat embossing gun, it gets really really hot!
              Did you use the wax paper over the tissue? Or did you just use the tissue paper?

              #68 Dez921714

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                Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:14 AM

                I wanted to play with what I had in the house, I didn't think the blow dryer would work, but it was worth a shot. The pic stuck to the candel, but then the corner started coming up and it didn't look half as good as yours :)

                I actually just ordered a heat gun from Amazon...$35 free shipping and comes with some accessories and a case to keep it in. I figured it'd also be good to have for when I shrink wrap stuff (which is the ONLY reason I own a blowdryer LOL and it was a pain to do with the blowdryer).

                Plus, I think it's awesome to be able to put pics on candels :) so I'm sure I'll get my use otu of it :)
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                #69 Maura

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                Posted 22 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

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                Did you use the wax paper over the tissue? Or did you just use the tissue paper?
                actually no, i did not use the wax paper! i forgot that step but doing it without the wax paper produced a decent result as you can see from my photos. ill have to try again with wax paper this weekend coming up and let you know if theres a noticeable difference.

                #70 Alyssa

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                  Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:07 AM

                  I am about to start this project...I have Sarah's directions from the first post but still have 2 questions for you Sarah or anyone else who has done this since...

                  What size candles did you use? (2x3 / 3x3 / larger?)

                  What size did you make your name/image?

                  THANKS! (i will post pics of samples when I am done!)




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