Candlemaking: Creative Designs and Techniques

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Search Press, 1992 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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David Constable considers candlemaking 'to be rather like cookery [in that] a few simple techniques are combined to produce endless variety. It is a fascinating and relaxing hobby which can be enjoyed by the whole family.' With this book you can master the basic techniques and discover a whole world of creative candlemaking. Packed with ideas and step-by-step practical instructions, it shows you how to make a marvellous selection of dipped, moulded and novelty candles. The candles illustrated, range from simple twisted, one colour and perfumed candles, to exotic snakes, landscapes and dramatic water candles. There is also a wealth of ideas for finishing and embellishing the surface of the candles using techniques such as painting, applique, ironing and carving.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Common sense with candles Working with heat Priming wicks
24
Advanced surface techniques
57
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About the author (1992)

\David Constable holds the Guinness Book of Records certificate for the world's largest free-standing candle, has written several books on the candlemaking, and has contributed to many magazines.

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