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Stamped 3-Wick Candle

Jane and Paul, from Jacie's Collage


  • Baroque Border rubber stamp
  • Painted Desert chalk ink
  • gold pigment ink
  • 6" wide ivory 3-wick pillar candle
  • 10mm glass tube beads:
    - 2 red
    - 2 amber
  • embroidery floss:
    - metallic gold
    - dark red
  • foam sponge
  • old towel
  • embossing heat tool




This gorgeous candle makes a perfect decorative piece—keep it for yourself or give it as a gift to someone special.

Decorating your own candles is easy—all you need is an embossing tool and stamping supplies. Be careful not to heat the wax for too long; you want to soften it, not melt it!


  1. Place the candle in the center of the towel. Ink Baroque Border with red ink. Use the embossing heat tool on a 2"x4" section along the bottom edge for 5–10 seconds to prepare the wax without melting it. When the wax turns cloudy, quickly stamp Baroque Border into the warm wax, slightly rolling it along the cylindrical shape and allow it to set for 1–2 seconds. Repeat the process for the next section and continue until the base of the candle is covered.
  2. Turn the candle upside down and repeat the stamping process to form a stamped border along the top edge.
  3. Dab foam sponge into the red ink then dab it along the top and bottom edge of the candle (the more ink you apply, the darker the effect); let dry. Randomly sponge gold ink along the top and bottom edges, changing the angle of the stamping to create a random effect, then carefully heat set, making sure not to melt the wax.
  4. Cut a 24" length of each color floss. Wrap the lengths around the center of the candle so they crisscross in the center and knot to secure. Thread an amber bead onto each red floss tail and knot to secure. Repeat with each red bead on the gold floss tails. Trim each tail to 11⁄2"–2".

Project reprinted from Design Elements. The Design Elements idea book is packed with tips and techniques to create balanced, finished looking layouts quickly and easily. Inside Design Elements, you’ll find 150 scrapbook page samples and 116 sampler projects (just like this Heritage Double Frame!) for reference and inspiration.

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