By Bob Sherman
|Core Candles||These can be purchased or made.|
|Dipping Vat||One. Clean any wax out before using.|
|Rub n Buff||Optional. I like to use this to bring out the details.|
|1. Make or purchase some candles. Because we are adding texture, plain candles work best for this.||2. Fill a dipping vat with hot water. This may be heated separately and added, but I find it easier to heat it in the vat using a double boiler setup. My preferred working temperature is 150 degrees F. The texture will vary with temperature, so experiment to find a texture you like.|
|3. Dip the candle into the hot water and remove. Repeat as necessary.||4. Close up of texture.|
|5. To bring out the detail I like to rub the candle gently with some Rub n Buff on my fingertip.||6. The finished candle. Unfortunately the overall photo did not come out as well (this was taken before I switched over to a digital camera) but the texture is visible in the previous photos.|
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Author: Bob Sherman
Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.
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