Most of these supplies can be purchased at you local craft,
and stamp stores.
Tranx Maxx Transfer Medium
Tissue Decoupage Papers - Halloween
Leaves, ferns, ribbon
Water Based Gloss Varnish
Wash and dry your votive. Lay your
images flat on wax paper. Make sure to do all your
work on wax or freezer paper.
two heavy coats of Tranx Maxx to the front of your image
with a soft brush. Let dry between coats, about 15
minutes. You can speed up the drying process with a
hair dryer. This seals the image and makes it
ready for transferring.
Cut your image.
Dip your paper image in water and blot dry,
or use a spray bottle to mist the backside of the paper,
this prepares the paper for removing the backing.
Immediately, while surface and image is still wet
peel the corner paper from backside of image, leaving the
image. If it has some give and does not remove easily,
you paper needs to be wet again, mist with a spray bottle.
Make sure to remove all paper.
now have you image, toner only, suspended in the Tranx Maxx.
The image will be a little milky, but when dry will be
crystal clear. Let dry.
Put some Tranx Maxx on your wax paper and
water it down to the consistency of milk. Put a thin
layer on the backside of your image. Apply image to
glass votive. Use your fingers and a paint brush
handle or tooth pick to roll out the air bubbles. Remove any
excess with a damp kitchen sponge. Let dry. Add
2 coats of gloss varnish to the front of the image.
Wait three days to light candle, Tranx Maxx fully cures in
three days. We added holiday picks onto styrofoam with
a low temp glue gun for the base.
Your votive will have the look of hand
painted glass. How cool is that!