Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A little blackened beeswax by me

Well I had about five beeswax candles. I might as well give this blackened thing a try I am thinking. I put them in a boiler and melted them down. Hmmm I don't know how to blacken them. Well let me see I used Walnut Ink crystals. I threw in a little pinch and man did they come out black. Maybe a little too black but there wasn't a ton of wax. I don't know how everyone else does theirs, but it worked. I love how they come out. They look better in real life.  When they came out of the mold they had a little bit of a film on them. I lit a couple of wooden matches, dropped them in an empty tuna can and waved the candles back and forth over the can. The film is gone and they got even blacker. Smeared them with a little cinnamon to define the grooves, texture, shape. This was really fun. Can someone tell me how they are really suppose to be done though?
NEXT PROJECT TODAY?? Hmmm maybe supper?
I hope everyone is having a great day.


  1. Hi Kat,

    Never gave walnut crystals a thought! I use black crayola crayons. At the end of the school year, there is a box outside our school office for kids to dump their crayons in. I always scrounge through looking for the black ones. They melt much slower than the wax, but work well too.~Ann

  2. I think they turned out great!
    Prim Blessings! Robin

  3. Awesome...I've been wanting to try this...where did you get the beeswax??

  4. Kat,

    Looks good to me ! Very inventive ! Great results !


  5. Never heard of walnut crystals but looks like thy worked!

  6. I like the way they turned out. Great job!
    Becky at Ginger Creme Hollow

  7. I think they look really pretty, Kat. You did a really good job.

  8. Cute bunnies!!! Great job~ so worth the mess!LOL

  9. Hi Kathy,I just found your blog and it great.Love the bunnies I think they turned out great.

  10. I would love some of those bunnies! My only fear is, I think my sons might try to eat them!