TxSioux Posted April 4, 2010 Report Share Posted April 4, 2010 Here's a photo of the trio I poured last night:Sorry I'm not a better photographer - it's hell trying to get a shot w/o a reflection off the glass. Other than that ... here's what I learned:Palm is less forgiving than soy. Since the temps are so much higher than soy, you don't have a lot of time to screw around, so you better be ready to roll. It's a small window between heating wax, adding fo, & pouring. Also, I now understand what Stella meant when she said palm is either liquid or solid, there's no soft stage in between. This wax creates a fast, hard film as soon as it leaves the pot. This also taught me that I didn't clean my containers very well! I could see the problem as soon as I was pouring & it's very evident in the cube.The flowerpot container came closest to a good pattern. The Libbey cube is a red hot mess, but I'm not entirely sure what went wrong. The crystal pattern started forming from the top & then just stopped. Shouldn't it form from the bottom up? That's what the flowerpot did. The loose votive was done in a Dixie Cup. It's ok, but (again, like Stella said) it probably didn't work too well being in a paper 'mold' -- it has a definite pattern, but not a true, showy GG pattern. I'm going to give silicone a try next. All of the tops have a jump line & I knew they would. I poked & stirred the cooling wax twice, to release any air pockets. I was more interested in pouring the small amount of remaining wax than I was about topping off properly.So, I really learned a LOT & have a great base for my next battle! LOL Can anyone tell me where I went wrong w/ the cube? It's the 10-11oz size. All 3 were cooled side-by-side on a metal rack in the oven. BTW, I started burning all 3 tonight & am fairly certain I have all 3 overwicked ... but I'm going to keep going to see what happens. I'm using CSN's, which are very new for me - I've always used zinc's. Aren't these self-trimming? I have 2 that are very long & showing no sign of curling. Should I trim them or let them be?Thanks for any help -- Susan. (who is feeling like a newbie!!) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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