Master class for making an air candle
Svechevarenie - another kind of needlework, which brings not only stunning "fruits", but also brings a lot of pleasure. The final result of this wonderful process depends only on your patience and the flight of fancy. Materials for candle-making are quite accessible, and the tools and packaging for this fascinating hobby are always at hand, therefore, no difficulties for beginning masters should arise. So, today's master class will be devoted to the creation of the Pink Mirage air candle. Despite the apparent complexity of making a candle, the process of creating it takes no more than 30 minutes, taking into account the preparation of the material.Candle pieces are carefully crumbled: cut with a sharp knife or grind on a coarse grater and put into a container for melting. Fill the pot with water to 1/4 of the volume and set on fire.As the wax heats up, let's take a dye. We take a wax crayon and very finely crumble it with a knife. Add the crushed wax crayon to the paraffin chips and put the capacity for melting in a pot of boiling water.Leave the wax with the dye to melt and move on to the formation of the base of the candle "The Pink Mirage". We take the form in which the candle will be poured, and carefully lubricate it with vegetable oil, and then fix the wick in it. We lower it to the desired length in the mold, the excess cord is wound on the holder (this can be a pencil or a skewer) and fasten, for example, with a clothespin.Now fill the form with ice cubes. If you want to get small and often recurring cavities on the surface of the candle, then fill the shape with chopped ice. To do this, simply knead the ice cubes with a sharp knife. If the cavities on the surface of the candle should be large, fill the container with whole cubes.It remains only to fill our ice base with hot colored wax.Very carefully, slowly pour the wax into the form, making sure that it does not remain air cavities.That's it, the candle is ready, leave it for 45-60 minutes to cool, and then drain the water that is in shape. Carefully, without removing the candles from the container, pour the water over the edge and leave the candle for 4-6 hours for final solidification.
Materials and tools that will be required for work:
- a candle or ready-made paraffin wax;
- dye (wax crayon) of the same color;
- tara,in which we will melt the wax;
- pan for a water bath;
- candle fill;
- ice cubes;
- wick holder;
- vegetable oil.
Getting Started to Create a CandleThe very first stage, from which, in fact, we begin to create - we cut the finished candle into small neat pieces. Carefully cut the candle, avoid damage to the wick, in the future it will be used in the finished product.
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