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#804292 - 02/03/13 09:59 PM Pillar Candle Techniques
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Hi I am new to making candles. Wondering if someone could give advice??? When making pillar candles how do you get a nice flat finished bottom on the candle??? Any help would be great Stace

#804675 - 02/05/13 09:52 AM Re: Pillar Candle Techniques [Re: zhiba]
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Hi - If you're talking about getting a finished candle flat on the bottom, you could try heating an old pie pan or other pan on low heat and carefully hold your candle at a straight angle. Rub the bottom of your pillar on the heated pan until it is smooth and level. Have a paper towel laying ready to rub and spin the base of your candle on. This will wipe off excess wax and give you a smoother finish.

If you're talking about achieving a flat finished bottom during the pouring process, make sure the surface you are working on is level in all directions. Do your second and/or third pour just to the exact level that you did your first pour until you no longer see a well or a dip develop. This should give you a nice flat base.
Angela Webster


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