Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial Part Two

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial Part Two

Part two of the hand-dipped tutorial.  Hand Dipped Twists Twists are simply sculpted tapered candles. Follow the instructions listed previously to make a hand-dipped taper candle. Allow the candle to only cool partially. While the candle is still soft and plaible, place the taper between two pieces of wax paper. Using a rolling pin, flatten the taper to approximately ¼” …

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial (Part 1)

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial Part 1

Hand-Dipped Tapers Supplies needed: Wax – Beeswax or paraffin Wicks Double boiler Candle thermometer Wooden spoon Newspaper Deep metal container Deep cardboard box Dyes, scents, and additives To make four 8 inch tapers, you will need approximately 11-12 oz of wax. You’ll want to lay newspaper where you will be working for easy clean-up. Begin by boiling water in the …

Awesome New Coloring Guide for Candle Makers

Awesome New Coloring Guide for Candle Makers

I love colors, lots and lots of colors. When time permits, I scrapbook. I pull out my colored papers, ribbons, embellishments, and flowers, along with my handy color wheel, and get to work combining colors to make lovely pages. Yet, my love for color means nothing when it comes to mixing colors for candles and soaps. I never know which …