Monday, October 29, 2018

Gingerbreadman Candles

I'm filling a candle container for a friend, we both like spicey scents so I'm going with Gingerbread Fragrance and refilling a couple of my own containers too.

 Here they are all filled and you'll see the little wax Gingerbread Men I made for the tops. They were made a few days ago with a different batch of wax and it turns out they are too close in colour to the candles. I will save them for another project and make some more.
So a whipped up these guys, they harden quite quickly since I don't fill the mold up all the way. They are a little anemic looking LOL:)
Here they are on top of the candles. I remelted the candle tops with my hair dryer then set the little wax embeds in place. Once everything had hardened I rubbed some gold candle pearlizer on to the Gingerbread men and a bit on the candles too, not much its hardly noticeable but it shows the detail on the embeds a little better.
I added some ribbon to the small jar. This one is for me but you never know, I may decorate it some more if it ends up being a gift.

And here are some more pictures of the one I made for LeAnne. Her jar is at least 16 ounces, that's the biggest candle I've made so far.

 And it has a lid. I hope she's happily surprised when she takes it off.
Thanks for stopping by. The supplies I used are on my website

Monday, March 19, 2018

Geode Bath Bombs

Geode inspired design seems to be all the rage these days. I liked the idea of trying something that was perfectly imperfect, although I was stressing as much over imperfection as I do when I try to make something perfect LOL. The first photo here is basically step one in making the Bath Bombs. The tutorial I followed only showed the finished product, hopefully at this step they looked as bad as mine. Maybe that's why there was no picture ha ha!
So these are drying in the molds. You can't see here but I filled the molds a little over half then added some cosmetic glitter to make a sparkle line before adding more of the bath bomb mixture. I used 50/50 baking soda & citric acid with some fragrance and purple ultra marine (powdered) colourant. Because of the colourant, mica and glitter I was using, the salt I am adding is coloured with mica, I also added 1 tsp of polysorbate and I spritzed with rubbing alcohol as a dampening agent.
These dried in the molds and once they were good and dry I was worried they were stuck. A few wacks on the mold with a spoon loosened them and then they were carefully removed.
Sorry I don't have any in between photos, here they are after I added the salt, melted coconut oil, and painted the edges. The salts I added were white Epsom salt, and course sea salt that I had coloured with mica. I tried to arrange the salts with purple in the centre and white around the edges. Since these are not perfect you can see its a bit of a mish mash. Once I had the salt placed I spooned on the melted coconut oil. Lastly I painted the edged using both gold and purple micas mixed with rubbing alcohol.
I tried to get a picture of the glitter lines I made, you can see one here. They are different on every bath bomb. On the tutorial the bottoms on the bath bombs were painted with edible glitter, I'm a bit too lazy for that so tried this instead. Here is the link to the tutorial I used, I changed up the ratio of Citric Acid to baking soda but other than that I think I followed it.
If I try these again I'm going to try for a pink rose quartz kind of look, let me know if you give this a try or have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!