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Sunflower Palm Wax

April 17, 2012

Someday I'll learn how to take a picture of a candle made from palm wax, mine don't do it justice.  This candle is made with "Starburst" palm wax, which naturally crystalizes as it cools.  It was made as a unity candle for a sunflower themed wedding.  I dyed the base yellow and poured at about 190°.  When the wax had cooled to 150° I carefully added three drops of liquid brown dye.  At this point the wax is still liquid, giving some time for the dye to slowly swirl around and create the leaching effect.  Any hotter and it spreads too evenly, any cooler and it doesn't spread enough.

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