Making an angled, multi-colored candle is essentially the same as making a multi-colored candle, except instead of having your mould straight up and down, you angle your mould so the wax sets on an angle!
Since in the last example, we used three colors, in this example, we are only going to use 2 colors. However, you could in theory use 4, 5, 6 or more colors.
As I like exciting colors, I am choosing to use purple and yellow. These are complimentary colors on the color wheel. Thus they create a high level of vibrancy. Use the color scheme that you like. Some choose black and white, etc.
Supplies Needed To Make Angled Candles
- Primed wicks
- Double boiler
- Kitchen scale
- Bowl of cool water
- Pencil, chopstick or wicking needle
- Purple die disc and yellow dye disc
- Add the wick to the mould. To do this, follow Step 1 of the single color candle.
- Then lean mould on an angle of your choice. Make sure the mould is supported some how. This could be done by using an old pillow, sheets or anything else that can support your mould.
- Divide your wax beads and stearin into 2 equal parts.
- Now, take one batch of your stearin and add it to your double boiler. Add the appropriate amount of one dye and let the stearin and dye dissolve.
- Then add one batch of wax to your double boiler.
- Once the wax has reached pouring temperature, carefully pour into your mould.
- It’s important that you pour carefully. You do not want the wax to touch the sides of the mould. If this happens, the next layer of colored wax will be tainted.
- Let wax cool until it is warm to the touch. The surface of the wax should be, at this point, slightly rubbery as a film of “skin” will have been created.
- When the wax has cooled, repeat steps 3 and 4 again, but this time use a different color and pour the new wax on top of the first color added to your mould.
- Note: When the last color has been added to your mould, place the mould in a bowl of cool water to let the candle cool. You will probably need to weigh the candle down in some way as candles naturally float. Do not put the mould in the water until the last color has been added to your mould.
- Follow Step 5 of the single color candle.
- Follow Step 6 of the single color candle.