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Chris (Bougies.info)
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Mexican candles
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How do you like these mexican candles? Personnally, I just *love* them!

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I love them! Great job!
Chris (Bougies.info)
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tporter wrote
I love them! Great job!


Thanks tporter, and welcome!

Well unfortunately, I didn't make them, I wish I had
KimberleyJo
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They are sheet candles

Basically how I am making my heart candles tonight....(will post pics tomorrow of process and final product)

You pour your hot wax into a cookie sheet that has raised sides...pouring a THIN layer, let it cool but NOT set...warm up the bottom a little...so that it will slide off the cookie sheet...place it on waxed paper that is at least 4 inches longer on both ends

You have to do this with several different colors at once (helps to have several cookie sheets, double boilers, dyes and wicks)

Place second color layer on top of first layer, third on top of second layer and so on depending on how thick you want it to be, place a sheet of wax paper over it, press down slightly with the bottom of another cookie sheet do not crush the layers, just enough to meld the layers a little

remove the top sheet of wax paper

Cut long ways the height of your candle to be with a hot butter knife (keep dipping in boiling water) you can shape your candle around the edges, cut out pieces of your top layers to show the second colors underneath, make sure you leave what is to be the bottom of the candle a straight edge

(have your wick already prepared) roll your wax around your wick like bees wax candles, you have to do this fairly quickly before the wax cools completely

Once done you can use a pastry brush to coat the entire candle with hot CLEAR wax to seal the layers together and give your product a higher shine, once cooled completely buff with stocking/pantyhose (I prefer silk pantyhose they tend to leave a higher shine)

I used to watch them make candles in the mall that way (cutting away layers to reveal colors underneath) I hope this was helpful, if anyone tries this method please let me know and please show us your results!
Chris (HowtomakeCandles.info)
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KimberleyJo wrote
They are sheet candles

Basically how I am making my heart candles tonight....(will post pics tomorrow of process and final product)


I've tried them a few years ago, they're tricky...

How do you manage to keep them their shape while they're cooling off? Mine were really victims of gravity and their own weight

At the end, when rolled, I plunged them in cold water until they were cool enough. But I can't imagine this is the best solution
KimberleyJo
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I made sheet candles last night but instead of hand rolling a full sheet I used a cookie cutter and made hearts...agghhhhh....took me all day!

The light pink sheet looked like ...well..pepto bismal barfed on a cookie sheet...it bubbled upwards and it dried back into small crystaline form...I had to remelt it and added a couple of large chunks of an old candle that I had, that was pure white...it came out 100% better...but will tell the rest of that story once my husband brings me back the camera so I can post the images I took of the process.

Anyway...I don't know what type of wax they used on the sheet candles I saw them making at a fair a few years ago, but it was "moldable" (is that a word? lol)They used their hands to shape the wax and it was done quickly, they said the wax takes about 12 hours to cool completely. I am assuming at the time it was pure paraffin wax with a mixture of melted bees wax from the smell. If I were to attempt it I would keep a cooling bath close by to experiment with dipping the wax into. No ice in it of course.
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