Paraffin, soy or tart wax blend of your choice. I use 50/50 of 4794 and 4625
Candle dye - I use the liquid dyes
Several fragrance oils that are compatible with each other
Wooden spoons or whisk for stirring wax
Presto pot, double boiler or wax melter to melt wax
Disposable aluminum pans - Size 8" x 8" (at least 4) , 11" x 8-1/2" (at least 2)
Large aluminum baking sheets - I use one that is 16" x 11-1/2"
Tart molds in case of extra wax
8" spackling knife or table knife
****PLEASE NOTE - ONCE YOU BEGIN THESE, YOU CANNOT STOP THE PROCESS OR YOU WILL NOT GET THE DESIRED RESULT - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALLOTTED TIME FOR TOTAL COMPLETION OF THESE CHUNK TARTS***
To make these chunks eye catching, always make in bright or eye catching colors and scents that smell wonderful when combined together in a blend.
Gather all equipment together and while wax is melting, line all the disposable aluminum pans that you will be planning to use with aluminum foil. Place UV powder and dye into your pour pot. Add 2 lbs of melted wax to pot. Add scent and blend well, pour into aluminum foil lined 8x8 disposable aluminum pan. Repeat with 1, 2 or 3 more scents.
The 1st pic is some of the main items that I use to make these ..aluminum foil, disposable aluminum pans - i use 8x8 and 11 x 8-1/2, heat gun, 8" spackling knife, aluminum baking sheets - 16 x 11-1/2.
First four embed chunk slabs poured: Deep Aqua Blue - Tropical Soda Pop , Light Yellow - Mountain Dew , Orange - Rainbow Sherbet, Cream Color - Cream Soda. All of these embed chunk slab waxes have been poured into the 8x8 pans that have been lined with the aluminum foil - 2 lb in each pan. The next pic is when the wax slab has cooled/solidified JUST enough to allow me to pull them out of the pans and not have wax running everywhere..note I pull the foil down on all sides to help speed cooling WHEN the sides are solid enough that when I pull the foil down the wax does not bleed. In the pic the white was still too hot ...when I had pulled the alum foil off, it started bleeding wax, so I just pulled the alum foil back up on it. About 5 minutes later, I was able to pull the alum foil down to cool the wax.
When they are solidified enough, I pull the alum foil off of them and then lay them on the baking sheet and slice as shown. They are still very warm at this point.
Diversion ..... Above, the two pans to the left with the Sex On The Beach (orange) and Honeydew (green) are cooling...just to show you that you can have several of these going (as long as the presto pots/melters keep up that is) all at once.
Above left, Rainbow Sherbet (orange) and Cream Soda (white) cooling on the aluminum baking sheet. Once cool enough (no wax bleeding) I cut up these two slabs (Note....the spackling knife almost reaches across the whole slab..I just pick the knife up slowly and move it and bring down again). These chunks are still very warm at this point.
Above all four chunk scents are all ready to be put in pan for overpour...these chunks are still very warm.
Pic on the left......everyone in the pool! I pick up handfuls of chunks, I never measure them as sometimes I want more of one scent than the other, but spread them all out well and I fill up that pan as much as I can with the embed chunks up to the aluminum foil top, then I do my overpour of Salt Water Taffy (right). Chunks are still very warm when put in the pan for the overpour. As soon as I pour the overpour. it usually starts to solidify immediately unless it is real warm, but when it starts to solidify, I get out the heat gun and heat those chunks up and I do ADD MORE CHUNKS AT THIS POINT AND USE HEAT GUN ON THEM...adding the chunks on top is easy to do as when you use the heat gun, it will pretty much liquefy the top again. Using the heat gun takes all the hard edges off the chunks which makes them look so nice. AS SOON as I can, I lift the whole chunk tart slab out of the pan (using the alum foil to lift out) . I set it directly on the aluminum baking sheet and let it cool (which does not take long....10 min maybe).
I then peel down the sides of the aluminum foil carefully making sure that no melted wax is bleeding out and THEN as soon as I can after doing this, I take the alum foil off and let it cool on the aluminum baking sheet...maybe another 5 minutes and then try cutting..if you do not have any wax bleeding, you are good to go. These chunks are VERY warm when I am done cutting. I separate and let cool. When cool, I place a piece of wax paper in the bottom of a clean copy paper box, place chunks on paper and place lid on top to keep clean until I am ready to package.
Let your spackling knife work for you...you can scoop all those chunks up in no time...place the chunks on the aluminum foil that once surrounded the same chunk slab...while waiting to complete all embed chunks for your big overpour.
The above four pics are of Sex On The Beach (orange), Honeydew Melon (light green) and Overpoured with a light peach color with Peach scent. Above left chunks ready for overpour. Above right just after running the heat gun over and adding more chunks. Bottom left after cutting and bottom right...just before cutting. These chunks are VERY warm when I am done cutting. I separate and let cool. ****Have some extra tart molds setting around while pouring all of these waxes...sometimes there is extra and it is great to have some molds to pour your extra tart wax into**** I hope this helps you all. Have fun creating! Let's see YOUR chunk tart melts!
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