Butterfly Candle

Source:  Butterfly Candle    Tag:  cockayne syndrome pictures

Today I am back with another project featuring butterflies to help my friend  Mrs Beez raise awareness of the work of the charity  Amy and Friends.  Amy and Friends supports children suffering from  Cockayne Syndrome.  The butterfly is the symbol they use to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this illness.  Mrs Beez hopes to raise awareness of the disease and the work of Amy and Friends through her blog.  So please visit her blog and find out more about this important charity.

My latest project features the stunning Stampin' Up swallowtail Butterfly on a candle.

It is hard to get the whole butterfly into the picture, so here it is from one side ...

and the other.

Adding stamped images to candles is so easy to do.   Simply stamp your image onto tissue paper, I coloured mine with Promarkers and a white gel pen, then, after roughly cutting out the image, place it onto your candle.  Cut a strip of baking parchment to wrap around the candle.  Use your heat gun to gently melt the skin of the candle and watch the tissue disappear into the molten wax.  Take care not to over heat the wax, you do not want it to run.  The wax will quickly set again once you remove the heat.  I finished the candle by adding some navy blue lace from my stash.