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For a lighter green, I start with yellow, then add darker green to it just a touch at a time. I use a toothpick to put just a small tinge of green into the yellow to come up with the color I want. I have been able to get lime green and also a nice grassy green this way. ( I used yellow and hunter green)

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add blue that will take the lime away.

In the future use blue and yellow. Equal amounts of blue and yellow make a wonderful true green. If you need true green but just a really light version (like watermelon) use less dye but still in equal parts. If you are using the blocks, put a some in a small bit of wax, let that set up then break pieces off. That will dilute the original color for you.

Find a good color wheel. You can make any color of the rainbow with just blue, yellow, red and black.

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You wont know what the true color is untill the wax cools.

Color in melted wax is lighter than colled wax. A drip of wax on white paper WILL NOT give you the finished color, close but not exact. You need to pour up a sample in a paper dixie cup, then when the wax cools just peal off the cup. This way you will know the exact color of the wax.

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You wont know what the true color is untill the wax cools.

Color in melted wax is lighter than colled wax. A drip of wax on white paper WILL NOT give you the finished color, close but not exact. You need to pour up a sample in a paper dixie cup, then when the wax cools just peal off the cup. This way you will know the exact color of the wax.

I agree with that. I was looking for a dark green. I would test a spot of wax on the counter and think that's not dark enough and add more blue. When I poured the candle all was fine until the candle set - it was near enough black!!!!

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