It's quick and easy to use Adirondack Alcohol Ink to create a custom colored candle to match your home decor, decorate an event, or give as a gift!
|Crafted by Joy.|
- White Pillar Candle
- Adirondack Alcohol Ink
- Alcohol Blending Solution
- Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Mat
- Foam Applicator
- Rubber Gloves
All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.
Be sure you are in a well ventilated area before you begin.
1. Squeeze a line of alcohol ink, in the desired color, onto the craft mat. If you do not have a craft mat, you can use wax paper.
2. Place the pillar on its side and roll it in the alcohol ink on the mat or wax paper, completely covering it.
3. Stand it right side up and place a few drops on the top of the pillar, letting the color drip around the candle.
You can use one color or use a few coordinating colors. We suggest not using too many contrasting colors as the inks will blend to create a brown color.
4. Once done, let the candle dry for 3-5 minutes.
From here, if you like the design of the candle, you can stop here. To add texture, continue to the next step.
5. Place the Alcohol Blending Solution into a small spray bottle.
6. Hold the bottle about 6 inches away and spray an area of the candle once. You will see the color disperse creating a neat textured design.
Be careful! Too many sprays will result in removing color from the candle. If this happens, you can recolor the area by adding more alcohol ink.
7. Once the desired look has been achieved, set the candle aside to let dry.
The alcohol evaporates when the alcohol ink completely dries, so be sure it's thoroughly dried before using.
Creative Tip! You can glue an embellishment onto ribbon and wrap it around the candle for a more elegant touch.
Watch Joy demonstrate how to dye a candle using alcohol ink in the video below.
For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.