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MrDan last won the day on August 4 2018

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  1. MrDan

    They have arrived!

    I stand corrected. I was told by a Hobby Lobby employee that it was CW under a different name. Shortly after I posted the original I had to go pick some up because I ran out of my CBL. The waxes are very similar in almost every aspect, except the Country Lane (Craftstore brand) has a much better hot throw.
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    White candle dye

    CBL-141 from Candlewic is a pre formulated paraffin mix that's mostly white by itself. Its opaque which is not the same, but in this instance it's pretty close. You can also buy the "Premium Paraffin Wax" from Hobby Lobby. It's usually around $14 for 4 lbs, but then there's the 40% coupon you can use! It's basically the same stuff from Candlewic, just rebranded and marked up for retail (but cheaper than buying from Candlewic unless you're buying in bulk).
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    My Fall Line

    I've been using that one for years so I don't have to draw any portraits for my in laws! I don't know what my mother in law wants drawn, but I know she'd be the commission from hell, so I've been on a mostly-permenant artist's block for almost a decade now! lol
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    My Fall Line

    Thanks! I'm currently working on a couple of Christmas themed smalls (anything 1oz or less), and then I have a few more designs I want to commit to clay at least. Its ending up being really frustrating because I feel like people are starting to expect new ones sooner and sooner, lol
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    My Fall Line

    Thanks! I actually got the idea from those little soap molds that were sold on Amazon. I bought a few and wicked them up, and they were popular. But I always wanted to make my own and now I finally have! I'm considering making some molds just to sell to candle and soap makers!
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    My Fall Line

    So you've seen two of these, but now there's a third! Just like before, these beeswax candles are made from my original sculpts. 100% original! I know they're a little plain, but it was a test to see how well it would work. More detail is coming eventually, after other projects are finished first. Also, I got a new cell phone with a super awesome camera, so I did a little photo shoot of these guys!
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    The Dark Side of Art

    I've always been a fan of skulls, and that's next on my list for my beeswax candes I'm making! I've actually got a bunch of designs in mind, but I need to put then to paper, then sculpt.
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    The Dark Side of Art

    Aside from candle making and the occasional drawing, I also like to make paper mache sculpture, like this life-sized Darth Maul skull! Aside from the acrylic teeth and paint this thing is made from paper bags and my special glue mixture; nothing else! Essentially, this is all I learned in high school. Could be worse, right?
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    Alternatives to Etsy?

    I've looked into a few different online shops and I've heard nothing but bad about Artfire. Aside from Etsy, I've heard some good about Big Cartel. I sell some pieces on Facebook Marketplace, but just the free version where I'm posting in my area, so it's not anything different than craigslist really.
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    Tis the season (almost)!

    I'm actually considering adding some ornaments, maybe by just rolling up small balls of colored beeswax; I'm not sure quite yet.
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    Another original mold

    I didn't mention it up top, but this is another original mold I've made!
  12. No, this is 100% my creation. I sculpted the Jack out of clay and then made a silicone mold from that. It's really cool to know theres candles out there that are totally original and mine!
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    Tis the season (almost)!

    That's actually the only reason I got it out of storage; I figured my mom and my mother in law would love them as presents! Hooray for the hobby that costs me so much money but saves me hundreds on gifts! I actually haven't burned one yet. That'll happen on Monday or Tuesday. A little cure time (whether it's actually needed or not, I dont know but what the hey, right?), and also gives me time to finish up all the other candles I've started!
  14. As the holiday season is rapidly approaching I thought it would be a good idea to dust off this original Pourette mold from the 1970s. Just shy a pound of CBL-141, 7% of a wonderful Christmas fragrance, and a splash of some leaf green liquid dye, and see for yourself. It's really too bad you can't smell for yourself, because this smells just like the department store at Christmas when you were a kid!
  15. I can't believe I forgot to post this one! I finished sculpting him the day after the spooky one. It weighs in at just about 1.5 oz. Gotta love the beeswax! I'm currently working on some new sculpts; hopefully they turn out!