|HOW TO MAKE LAYERED CANDLES
|Prepare you mold as you would for any basic candle
making project. If instructions are needed as to how to wick
and seal your mold, refer to our basic metal mold candle
making project. Once your mold is wicked and sealed, you
are ready to proceed.
|Using the double boiler method, melt your wax and add enough chips to dye
your wax. Refer to our basic candle making project if directions are needed
as to how to use the double boiler method.
Once our wax is melted, pour the wax into the mold. Be as careful as possible
to prevent any splashing inside the mold. To ensure that your later second
color stays true, you will want to avoid having specks of the first color on the
inside of the mold.
|In this case, we are making a two colored layered candle. We
filled our mold half way with wax. You can make as many layers
as you want - simply adjust how much you pour in with each color.
|Once your first color is fully set, you are ready to move on to the second
Be sure that the first color is completely set before you move on or the colors
will mix and produce undesirable results.
|Again, using the double boiler method, melt the wax that will be used for
your second layer. In this case, our second layer will be red. Add the
dye chips needed to color your wax.
|Slowly fill your mold with the second layer of wax. The hot wax will melt
the first layer slightly and bond the two layers together.
|Allow the second color layer to fully set. Depending on the type of wax
used, you may need to refill one or more time. Our crystallizing wax is a
"one pour" wax and will not need refills.
|Once the wax is fully set, remove the finished candle from the mold and trim
the wick. You will have a beautiful layered candle!
|When crystallizing wax is fully set, the candle will be covered in fine
crystals that give the candle a delicate, sparkly appearance.
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