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KimberleyJo
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Valentines Stacked Candles
My husband had purchased a candle making for a beginner book for me, so considering the current holiday I tried one of the candle making ideas in the book...stacked hearts...

I started by making sure I had all my supplies



Using a kitchen basting brush, I brushed my all aluminum cookie sheets with vegetable oil







Next I laid out a sheet of wax paper and placed my block of red wax dye on it, I chipped off in a straight line about 1/4 a strip of red dye







I then added my wax to the double boiler on the stove, once the wax melted I slowly added the red dye







Once the dye was completely melded into the hot wax I slowly poured it onto the cookie sheet, making sure the boiler was as close to the cookie sheet as possible to avert splashing and uneven pouring






Using a wooden vegetable/meat skewer i poked any bubbles under the surface



Once all the air bubbles were removed I set it aside to cool



Using a lesser amount of red dye I began the secondary color wax a light pink



Pouring the light pink



Setting to the side to cool



They have to cool but not set so as to be able to push the cookie cutter into the wax while still soft and pliable, after cutting all the shapes, I used the flattened end of the skewer to poke into the center of each heart for the wick to go through, once that is done let set till hardened

Oh No! What happened!




The wax cooled way to fast, I had opened the front door for some fresh air...it dropped the ambient temperature at least by 20 degrees helping the candle wax to cool much faster than desired



A remelt was in order



Cutting the heart shapes into the wax...notice it looks raised at the edges...the wax wasn't cooled enough, so when I lifted the cutter out it started to pull the edges upwards







Once the shapes from both colors had completely cooled and were removed form the pans with a warmed metal spatula (I kept a pan of hot of hot water close by to keep dipping the spatula into to keep it nice and warm) and excess wax bagged in zip lock freezer bags for later use, I placed the cookie sheets on the burners on the right side of my stove and turned the heat onto it's lowest settings (low) melting any left over wax on the sheet. Once it was good and warm I took each heart and placed it on one side on the warmed cookie sheet to smooth them out on each sides and the edges. I had to re-poke the wick holes through with the wooden skewer





Once the candles were completely cooled on wax paper it was time to wick them, I alternated the bottom colors of each one



Showing each layer of the stacked candles



Finished product My First Stacked Candles (took me 8 hours to make I had to re-pour the red dye wax twice do to accidently dropping something into the warm wax once, and having to redo the light pink wax do the super fast cooling of the first batch)



Last updated by Chris (HowtomakeCandles.info) on tuesday 09 february 2010 at 15:03, edited 16 time(s) in total.
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KimberleyJo
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country:   United States
posts: 17
re: Valentines Stacked Candles
Chris I can't for the life of me figure out why your forum will not post my images, I have been trying nearly an hour now and all it's done is aggravate me to no end.

PLEASE HELP
Last updated by KimberleyJo on monday 08 february 2010 at 07:21, edited 1 time(s) in total.
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Chris (HowtomakeCandles.info)





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re: Valentines Stacked Candles
 kimberleyjo wrote:

Chris I can't for the life of me figure out why your forum will not post my images, I have been trying nearly an hour now and all it's done is aggravate me to no end.

PLEASE HELP


Mmmhhh, I guess PhotoBucket has some rules that prevent you from displaying images on other sites. Although, it says "image moved or deleted"...
For all your candlemaking questions, meet us on http://www.howtomakecandles.info
~ Chris ~
Chris (HowtomakeCandles.info)





country:   Belgium
posts: 15
re: Valentines Stacked Candles
 kimberleyjo wrote:

Chris I can't for the life of me figure out why your forum will not post my images, I have been trying nearly an hour now and all it's done is aggravate me to no end.

PLEASE HELP


I do get the same message when I paste one of your images url directly in the address bar of my browser... I think PhotoBucket's the culprit here...
For all your candlemaking questions, meet us on http://www.howtomakecandles.info
~ Chris ~
KimberleyJo
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country:   United States
posts: 17
re: Valentines Stacked Candles
 chris (howtomakecandles.info) wrote:

 kimberleyjo wrote:

Chris I can't for the life of me figure out why your forum will not post my images, I have been trying nearly an hour now and all it's done is aggravate me to no end.

PLEASE HELP


Mmmhhh, I guess PhotoBucket has some rules that prevent you from displaying images on other sites. Although, it says "image moved or deleted"...


No as far as I know they do not, I use them for my screen shot images for my 3D products in IMVU.
KimberleyJo
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country:   United States
posts: 17
re: Valentines Stacked Candles


IMAGES FIXED!!!!!

I had to upload them from my web site and direct link them...I don't know why they didn't work with photobucket. I hope you enjoy them and the quick tutorial.

Chris (HowtomakeCandles.info)





country:   Belgium
posts: 15
re: Valentines Stacked Candles
 kimberleyjo wrote:



IMAGES FIXED!!!!!

I had to upload them from my web site and direct link them...I don't know why they didn't work with photobucket. I hope you enjoy them and the quick tutorial.



I LOVE it!!!

And it allowed me to fix a bug that prevented the topic from being displayed correctly.
Last updated by Chris (HowtomakeCandles.info) on wednesday 10 february 2010 at 00:35, edited 1 time(s) in total.
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For all your candlemaking questions, meet us on http://www.howtomakecandles.info
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KimberleyJo
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country:   United States
posts: 17
re: Valentines Stacked Candles
Glad you liked it, I have been having a hard time getting into the board since last night, I had to go to main page then click on board then the topic just to get to here.

If I try to get to it from email I get this message:

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