How To Make Marble Candles?
Marble candles are a great way to add personality to your space. You can find them at craft stores, dollar stores, and online retailers. These candles come in various sizes and shapes, including votives, pillar candles, taper candles, and tea lights. You can easily create a swirl effect using a simple technique called “swirling”.
Start by pouring a thin layer of paint onto the bottom of the container. Then place the object inside the container and gently stir the solution in a container until the paint starts to swirl. Repeat this process until you’ve created the desired look. After holding the candle firmly by the wicks, completely immerse it in the water at a slow pace and in a circular motion.
Once you’ve finished creating your candle, let it dry completely before lighting it.
What You’ll Need
All you need is a small container, a brush, a piece of paper, and a little bit of paint. The container should be large enough for your candle to completely submerge itself. A set of taper or column candles is ideal for this project.
You will also need enamel paint, water, drop cloths, newspaper, stirring sticks, gloves, acetone-based nail polish removal or mineral spirits, and a stirrer.
Before You Get Started
You’ll want to wear protective gear when making enamel paints. Gloves should be worn at all times during the process. Also, make sure to work in a well-ventilated area and cover any surface where you plan to swirl.
You’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of ventilation available when you begin making marble candles. Enamel paint can produce fumes and it can also be hard to remove from unwanted surfaces, so be sure to work in a well-ventilated area with gloves on to protect yourself.
Use a drop cloth to cover your workspace and line your bucket with plastic wrap or a garbage bag if you’d like to keep it clean.
Finally, I recommend having paper towels and a trashcan nearby when you start dipping candles – it will make the process easier and cleaner!
Prepare The Marbling Water
To prepare the marbling water, you’ll need to shake your paint bottle thoroughly and then add a few drops of the first color to the surface. You’ll repeat this process with your second and third colors. Then, using your stirring stick, swirl the paint on the water until the desired effect is achieved.
Once you’ve prepared the marbling water, dip your candle into the water and let it soak for at least 30 minutes. After soaking, remove the candle from the water and place it on paper towels to dry. Once the candle is completely dry, trim off any excess wax and wrap it in cellophane tape.
You may not think that making marble candles is difficult, but it really isn’t. All you need is a little bit of patience and practice. Try dipping your next batch of candles in the same container of marbling water to achieve similar results.
Dip The Candle
You’ll want to dip your candle in the water several times to achieve the desired effect. You may not get the same results every time you dip your candle, so keep trying until you find the right combination of speed and pressure.
Once you’ve achieved the desired look, gently shake off any excess water. Then carefully remove the candle from the water and place it on a piece of newspaper (or a paper towel) to dry completely. Once it’s dried out, you can store it away in a safe place where it won’t melt or catch fire.
Let It Dry
You’ll want to let your marbled candles dry after dipping them. After dipping, let them dry on a candlestick or hang them from their wicks. Letting them dry helps prevent mold growth and makes them last longer.
To repeat the process with another candle, clean off the surface where you dipped the previous candle. You can either dip the new candle right away or wait until the old one dries completely.
Once you’ve finished dipping, let your marbled candles sit overnight. Then, simply style with vintage candle sticks and revel in your newly glam tables cape.
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