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Old 08-31-2008, 10:16 PM   #1  
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Has anyone out there ever burnt the candles with the stamped images on that you can make from tissue paper and wax paper? I want to make my sister one for xmas but she burns her candles. Was wondering what happens when it gets down to the image. Anyone also know if Copics will work for coloring or whats the best for coloring the tissue paper? TIA
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I have never tried to color an image on tissue paper so I have no advice there. I just use a solid image stamp with classic ink (for instance Heartfelt Thanks). If I know the person is going to burn the candle instead of just for decoration I use the candles that you just replace the tealight in the top and the rest of the candle stays nice. I think I got them at Joanns. Hope this helps a little. Good Luck

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I make alot of candles. Just buy the candles that burn from the wick down. I have never had any trouble with them. You can buy them even at the dollar store.
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I make alot of candles. Just buy the candles that burn from the wick down. I have never had any trouble with them. You can buy them even at the dollar store.
HOw do you know if a candle burns from the wick down? Pardon my stupidity but i don't use candles i cheat and use that electric pot with the scenties in instead of candles
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Anyone else know about these burning?
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HOw do you know if a candle burns from the wick down? Pardon my stupidity but i don't use candles i cheat and use that electric pot with the scenties in instead of candles
A candle that has one wick in the middle will be fine. Some candles are lit with no wick and it is the candle itself that burns.
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A candle that has one wick in the middle will be fine. Some candles are lit with no wick and it is the candle itself that burns.
I guess I have never seen a candle with no wick so the one's i got must be the other one's now if i don't mess them up. Oh Anyone know if you can use Copics to color the Tissue paper?
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I think the markers will be too wet for the tissue. I've used my Prismas with good results when coloring images on tissue paper. I've also burned my candles with no harm done. If you try your copics for coloring on tissue paper...please post your results. I'm sure if you can color on the tissue paper, that there will be no trouble melting the tissue into the candle
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As long as you use a wide candle, I think it should be fine. You can always decorate jar candles too. And I think it would be a safer alternative.
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I have burned candles with the tissue paper image...the candles I have used have been from the $1 store as these work better because of the higher wax content - all the ones I have used have burned to a "well" in the middle of the candle - they should be fine as long as you are there with the candle...there is always the possibility of the wax melts away from the tissue paper and the sides curl in that the tissue paper could burn but shouldn't cause a huge flame since it is coated in wax...
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HOw do you know if a candle burns from the wick down? Pardon my stupidity but i don't use candles i cheat and use that electric pot with the scenties in instead of candles
Most of the large, fat candles with one wick will be fine. I think you would not want to use the taper kind of candles that are long and thin, like the ones that go in candelabras, or single candlestick holders.

When you light the taper candles, the wax burns, too, and melts down the sides of the candle.
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I design an image on my computer, attach the tissue paper to cardstock and run it through my printer. I've made some Remembrance candles for my friends at my Compassionate Friends group at Christmas time or their child's Remembrance date. I've bought the 4x3-ish size candles in packs at Michaels and had no problem burning them.
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What are most people coloring Tissue with?
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I tried this last Christmas and was amazed at how easy it was! I bought packs of pillar candles from Bed, Bath & Beyond (I've seen them on clearance recently, $4.99 for 4, and they'll let you use a coupon) and never had trouble. I colored the tissue paper with tons of stuff... dye markers, copics, pencils, twinkling h2o's, distress inks, you name it! The only thing that didn't work well was metallic ink - it lost the 'metallic' look once it was under wax. Otherwise - every single thing worked! It's just a really forgiving technique.
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I tried this last Christmas and was amazed at how easy it was! I bought packs of pillar candles from Bed, Bath & Beyond (I've seen them on clearance recently, $4.99 for 4, and they'll let you use a coupon) and never had trouble. I colored the tissue paper with tons of stuff... dye markers, copics, pencils, twinkling h2o's, distress inks, you name it! The only thing that didn't work well was metallic ink - it lost the 'metallic' look once it was under wax. Otherwise - every single thing worked! It's just a really forgiving technique.
Thanks for the info i never would have guessed Twinkling H2o's i have tons of those too. I just thought copics maybe more colorful than pencils. I am definately going to be making some of these. Tissue paper and Wax paper are on my list next time i run to target.
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