Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge - Wax

The new Spicy Supply Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations is CG130: Wax.  Use beeswax or wax crayons or wax paper - anything wax-related, just use your imagination.  I decided to go with an oldie but goodie - the ol' tissue paper adhered with waxed paper onto a candle technique.  You can find a wonderful tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers *here*.  They say to use white tissue paper (which I did for the snowflakes), but you can also use colored tissue to add yet another twist.  Here, I wanted it to look like old parchment or bookplates with Santas printed in sepia.  So I simply stamped on a light kraft-colored tissue (sort of a shimmery champagne color that I got at Hallmark), cut out the Santas, and waxed them on first.  Then I stamped the snowflakes on white, waxed them on, and added a little bling to the centers.  This was very quick, very easy, and makes for a fun little hostess gift that you can do at the last minute.  These Santas are from Artistic Outpost and Victorian Trading Co. 

Here's the other side:
These Santas are from Stamp Francisco and Crafty Individuals.

Hope you find some time to play along! 


Daniele said...

this looks great actually I prefer the sepia coloured tissue love the vintage look and the snowflakes look sweet, thanks for the link will deffo have to try this one, you've inspired me to start a glue book to use all my scraps up
thank you

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious, Jean! All the best people go for candles, lol,

Lucy x

Netty said...

Loving your altered sepia candle, it looks fab. x

Unknown said...

The images you chose for you candle looks great.. Such a beautiful creation..

Hugs, Linda

Shar B said...

Very pretty! Love your vintage Santas!

Sandi McLean said...

I do like playing with candles for a bit of seasonal fun - any season! This one is lovely!