The preparations for the confirmation party continue. It’s traditional to have a decorated lighted candle by the entrance, beside a guestbook for the guests to sign. My mother is providing the guest book, but I decorated the candle this morning. It’s not perfect (you can see some creases if you look closely) but I like it anyway and my girl loves it.
I’m not going to make a tutorial, because I followed this excellent video tutorial, almost to the letter.
What is did differently was this:
I measured the candle beforehand, and sized the picture accordingly. I also printed out a bw test picture on regular paper to be extra sure of the size. I can recommend that, I tweaked the size a little bit after trying out the tester.
I fastened the tissue paper with pins. Works just fine. I found that I needed more pins than this when I started melting, as I used an ordinary blow dryer.
And I needed several attempts to get the printing to work properly. The printer had a tendency to “eat” the tissue paper.
What worked for me was to cut the tissue paper 1 cm (0.4 in) smaller on each side that the card stock.
I found the image I used here.
To isolate a single label, you first click Download Different Info
The pdf with multiple labels opens up.
Zoom in on the first label. Select the image, right click and choose copy, or press Ctrl-C on your keyboard. (Command-C on Macintosh)
Paste the image into a word document. Save. Make a text box for the text. I used the Kunstler Script font.
The lace doily is stiffened with “mod podge” (40% white wood glue, 60% water) and let dry over an upturned glass:
And just for fun, here is a new photo of the confirmand, on her way to her schools annual celebration.