By Bob Sherman
|Core Candles||These can be purchased or made.|
|140 Melt Point Paraffin Wax||Enough to fill your dipping vat and to make core candles.|
|Vybar 103||1 level teaspoon per pound of wax in core candle if making them yourself.|
|Optional. 1 ounce per pound of wax if making your own core candles.|
|Mold||Your choice, but flat sided molds are the easiest to cut out. Avoid rounded molds under 3 inches in diameter.|
|Melting / Pouring Pot||One.|
|Dyes||If you make the core candle it can be dyed if desired. Do not use pigment in the core candle.|
|Wick||Sized to fit your mold and wax formula.|
|Dipping Vat||One per color. Diameter should be large enough to accommodate your core candle with room to spare.|
|Pigment||To color the overdip wax. Approximately 3/4 ounce of pigment per pound.|
|Hobby Knife||A sharp, pointy blade is needed. From a hobby or craft store.|
|Cookie Cutter||Small shapes work best. Metal cookie cutters cut cleaner than plastic.|
|Baking Pan, Wooden Spoon, Measuring Spoons||Purchase at a housewares store or a dollar store.|
|1. Immediately after dipping the candle, start making the cutouts. The cookie cutter must always be pressed straight in to the wax.||2. If using a round candle, press straight in then rock the cookie cutter from side to side to complete the cut. Repeat for each window desired.|
|3. Some of the cutouts will come out with the cookie cutter. Those that remain should be carefully removed with a toothpick or small knife blade. Insert it under the edge and carefully peel away the cutout.||4. Save the removed shapes to use as appliques on another project or re melt them for dipping.|
|5. To help the candle burn better it is necessary to remove the pigmented wax from the wick area. Using the cookie cutter for this makes it more decorative||6. Both dipped layers were removed in the wick area.|
|7. The finished window candle.|
Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing - April 2006. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.
Author: Bob Sherman
Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.
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