Once again, I was inspired by Jaime Lyn at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy for this project, with images from The Graphics Fairy. I grabbed some candles, tissue paper, wax paper, and a hair dryer, and I got to work! Check out her full tutorial here. Instead of using vellum paper, I used tissue paper, and it worked really well!
First, I cut a piece of tissue paper about 1/2 inch bigger all the way around than an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of printer paper. Then, I centered my printer paper on the tissue paper, folded the edges of the tissue paper on top of the printer paper, and taped all the edges down with scotch tape. (Sorry I have no pictures of the process, but there is a video on youtube that demonstrates what I am talking about.)
I loaded the tissue/printer paper combo into my printer and printed out my images. I find that it works really well to copy all of the images I want to print into a single PowerPoint slide, then just print once. This saves time and tissue paper!
Once printed, I cut the tissue paper away from the printer paper, and cut each image out -- pretty close to the actual image so there was little tissue paper overhang.
Next, I placed the tissue paper on the candle, wrapped the candle in a single layer of wax paper, and used my hair dryer to melt the tissue paper into the candle. That's it!
Most of my images are from The Graphics Fairy.
I combined a couple of images for this candle
I made this one for my sister-in-law who is getting married in July! I used this image from the Graphics Fairy, and made it entirely black and white for the candle.