Homemade Candle Effects

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Homemade candle effects really let you put your own personal stamp on the candles you create. Learn about homemade candle effects with help from a craft expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Angharad Jones with The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, California, and I'm here to talk about a homemade candle effect. One effect that I really like to do is to create gradating color in a container candle and you start with your melted wax and this is actually white and I'm going to go ahead and pour just the first layer and you pour it into the container the way it is and you actually insert a wick, this is a pre-waxed wick with a wick tab on the bottom which means that it can stand on its own. I'm just going to put it in place and I'm going to let it harden a little bit because we're working in small layers it's going to cool really quickly. In the meantime I'm going to add a little piece of crayon color to my wax and I'm going to let it melt. You melt your first bit of crayon into the wax that's left in the container and you pour your next little layer. It's not going to be a huge difference in color. So while that's drying you go ahead and you put your next pie of crayon in the wax and you let that melt. So now you have less wax and more color and now that that's dry I'm going to add the next layer and add some more crayon. So now that layer has dried, I'm going to add the next one and it's much bluer. Now that that's dry, I'm going to do my final layer, and because I've gotten quite blue at this point I'm going to make it a nice thick one to finish off with a bang. I wasn't really happy with the way that the gradient was going so I put in a lot more blue about halfway through so I ended up with quite a deeper blue on the top two layers. So that is, if I'd been a little more systematic and methodical with that, it probably would have ended up being a little more gradual. So, I'm Angharad Jones at The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, California. Happy crafting.

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