Colouring with wax crayons
The ideal material for coloring wax and paraffin – wax crayons. They already contain the necessary fat-soluble dyes. To work you need 2 pots or a special device for the water bath. The pan should be such that less had handles to hook over the edges more. Wax crayons of the desired color RUB on a small grater. Wax or paraffin put in a smaller pan, and pour most of the water and bring to a boil. Melt the wax, add the resulting mass is crushed chalk and mix thoroughly. Hold the wax or paraffin in a water bath until the colour is smooth. There can be clumps of dye that is best to remove.
Coloring dyes for wax
In hardware stores sometimes you can find aniline dyes for wax. They are suitable for coloring the wax. These paints are available in the form of tablets or powders. A method of coloring a little different from the previous one. The tablet must be thoroughly crushed, the wax or the wax is melt on water bath. Pour the dye, stir, soak the mass in the molten state to obtain an even shade. In the same way stained paraffin with colored candlestick scrap, so the candle colored candles do not throw away, they can still be useful. However, the color will turn out slightly lighter than original.
Painting using natural materials
Many plants contain natural dyes suitable for coloring the wax. For example, marigolds give a rich yellow color, with tansy, you can paint the wax in various shades of green peel of walnuts will give your wax a gentle Golden hue. 1 kg of paraffin or wax should be about 4 cups of leaves of tansy or marigolds. The leaves or flowers, grind is not necessary. It only needs to be placed in a pouch of cotton or wool fabric (that is, one which does not contain artificial fibers that can melt at higher temperature). In paraffin need to add a little stearin, wax, nothing to add. Melt the paraffin or wax in a water bath. Immerse in the weight pouch with flowers or leaves, and watch the process, stirring the wax. Keep in mind that melted wax is slightly brighter than a frozen ready-made products.
The color of the finished product
It is possible to paint and cast in wax or paraffin wax product. In this case it is better to use wax crayons. Crush the chalk to make a powder, melt in a water bath. Add a little wax or paraffin wax (depending on the material of the product) and mix. Dip in paint the finished product and get.