Saturday, 3 December 2016

Faux Candles

Hello, Christmas is fast approaching so if you need a quick handmade decoration here is an idea that doesn't take very long to make. It is made with Chocolate Baroque's Winter Edges.

So the first picture shows the candles without being lit and the second with an added tea light.
Stamp your chosen design along the bottom of a piece of copier paper using Onyx Black Versafine and cut to the desired height of your candle. The trees have been coloured with brush markers and I used Pan pastels in blues, greys and yellows for the backgrounds. Remove excess Panpastel with a tissue before covering with Versafine ink, or any other clear embossing ink, before then adding clear embossing powder and heating with a heat gun. If you haven't got a nice smooth finish then repeat the embossing process for a second time.

Cut a piece of acetate to the same size as your copier paper, fold the cut acetate to form a cylinder and staple into place. Wrap your candle design around the acetate and secure with double sided tape. Finish the edges of the candle with silver Distress paint and then place over a lit battery operated tea light.

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon

Julie xx


  1. Like the look of these. Thank you for sharing Julie

  2. Gorgeous, these are amazing, something I have always wanted to make. Hugs, Autumn