Jump to content

Close...but not quite


dayglow
 Share

Recommended Posts

Well, I keep trying and getting closer. Lousy colors, but just trying to get the tecnique down first. I'm not sure if it will ever happen at this point. I added the stearic and poured all layers at 140. I'm determined to keep trying till I get it down perfect!! I refuse to be a quitter!!! Thanks for looking.

post-1402-13945839286_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd like to suggest that you work on one thing at a time. So, instead of doing both rustic & layers, just work on rustics. Baby steps. Use fewer ingredients (i.e. no FO, one color, one additive). Start w/ the simple & move toward the more complex. Once you master an element, move on to the next. Have no expections about the finished candle, but be sure to have an open mind so you can learn from your happy accidents & unfortunate conclusions. Are you keeping notes?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree. Trying simple would be better. Even when I use all the same color, I pour it in small amounts and splash it around, pour more and splash. Since you're having trouble I'd suggest maybe cooling the mold some. Not in the freezer or anything that would cause condensation, but just cool. Like maybe setting in the fridge for 5 mins or setting outside in a protected area (assuming it's cold outside there like it is here). And let the wax cool until it's cloudy/film beginning to form. My pour pots usually have an 1/8" thick film on the walls whiles I'm pouring. Guess the cold air cools the metal sides faster than the wax on the top. Keep trying, you'll get there ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...