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Candle making techniques

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As this article is about to show you, you don't need much to radically transform the appearance of a candle. There are many surface techniques (techniques that have an influence on how the surface of your candles looks like) and you're about to learn three of them. I picked these three techniques because they give candles a dramatically different look with very little effort.
Natural dyes can be a great way to color the paraffin when you want to make natural candles. Not all dyes will work, of course, because paraffin is kind of a choosy substance, but as the pictures show, it's worth trying. The candle on picture n° 5 has been colored with tea bags and its nice, cream color is almost impossible to achieve with "classic" candle dye.
As Lavoisier's Law of Conservation of Mass spells: matter cannot be created nor destroyed, although it may change form. The same thing goes for candlemaking and its main ingredient: wax. pretty much every single time, at the end of a project, you will have, at the bottom of your melting or pouring pot, a small wax (or lots of it), colored or not, scented or not, with or without additives... Should you throw away these leftovers? Of course not. Many alternatives are available, depending on the quantity of wax. Let's have a look at these alternatives...
A little known technique, and it's a shame, is that of the cold water bath. Indispensable to create a hurricane shell, it will also likely come to your help for other types projects. Let's take a look at this technique and what it involves.