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
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.
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
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