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for beginners! You will need proper moulds for the core candle and a
few dipping tins, depending on how
Holding the candle by its wick soak the candle in the can of clear wax for about 3 minutes to soften the core. Then dip the candle into the can of chalky white wax and lift out three times. Then dip the candle into the cold water. Then follow the same routine with red wax, then blue wax. Finally dip it once into the chalky white wax - you are now ready to start carving!
On one point
of the star make a cut about 5mm deep about 2.5cm
from the base of the candle. Make another cut immediately above it only
about 3mm thick. Roll the bottom cut up and then gently pinch the upper
cut at its tip and stretch
With two points of the star facing you cut out a flap about 3mm deep and 6.3cm long. Gently pinch and pull the tip of the flap and give it a half twist. Repeat on the next point.
the candle so that the two points are facing you , cut
two flaps directly the flaps you have just made. You should now have
four twisted flaps. Take the two upper flaps you have just cut and gently
pull them towards each other, pressing them down between the two points
of the star facing you. Now take the two lower flaps and bend them in
the opposite direction to the two already done. Repeat around the candle
on the remaining points of the star.
what you have just done with the middle flaps
BUT make these flaps only about 3.2 cm long. Twist them in
candle in one hand so that two points are facing
you. Using a modeling tool cut a small strip of wax at the top of the
candle between the two points. Gently bend the strip of wax over the
star shaped center of the four flaps immediately below. Repeat on the
remaining points. The picture below is a detail of what the top of the
candle should now look like!
You have now finished the candle!!! You can varnish the candle with candle varnish once it is finished.
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