Pick the photo you want to work with and prep your paper. All you need to do is to take a piece of white tissue paper and cut it so that it’s just a bit larger than a plain piece of printer paper. Then, fold over and tape the excess tissue paper to the back of your printer paper.
Once your paper is taped, place it into your printer so that the tissue paper is the side that gets printed on. Make sure to set your printer paper properties on transparency film! This setting prints perfectly on tissue paper!
Print your image onto your tissue paper.
Remove the tissue paper from the printer paper and trim your image.
Once your image is trimmed the way that you desire, place it onto your pillar candle ink side up.
When your image is placed where you’d like it to remain, take a piece of wax paper and wrap it around your candle, with the waxy side touching the tissue paper. Having a bit of extra wax paper does allow you to grab the slack and use it as a holder of sorts which will benefit you in the next step.
Now, take your heating tool and gently heat the wax paper. It will begin to melt over your image. Don’t let go of the excess wax paper on the back of the candle when you’re melting your wax paper.
Once the wax paper begins to melt, you will begin to see your image come through the paper clearly. Stop heating once you see this happen.Now, slowly peel the wax paper away from the candle.
That’s it! Your image should be fully transferred! If you happen to see any bits of wax sticking up, use your finger to lightly pat down (or wipe away) the flakes.
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