Gel Candles

Gel Candles - Gardening Book

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Gel Candles
40 Creative Projects

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by C. Kaila Westerman

ISBN 1-58017-390-X
144 pages; 7" x 10"; Full-color photographs thoughout; Paperback.

10 easy steps to gel candle crafting

Candle gel is the hottest new product in candle crafting. This new material (95% mineral oil, 5% resin) is transparent and extremely easy to clean up, and it has a significantly longer burning time than traditional waxes. Learn the basics of making gel candles in 10 easy steps, and then explore the eneldless possibilities for creating special effects with layers of color, swirls, bubbles, interesting containers, and embedments, such as glass, shells botanicals, and opaque waxes. Special techniques include everything from creating rainbow effects to making candles that look like jars of preserves, from designing a seascape setting to producing polka dot designs.

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