Wax and Candles
Tiles & Tesserae
- Ceramic Tile
- Glass Tile
- Marble Tile
- Other Materials
- Pebbles & Rocks
- Sea Shells
- Buttons & Beads
- Broken China
- Wax & Candles
Wax is an alternative material for creating mosaics. Beautiful candles can be
created using simple patterns made of cut up wax tiles, or you can glue them to
harder bases (remember not to leave them anywhere near a fire, central heating
or out in the sun!)
Wax sheets can come in a variety of colors, as well as black and white. They
are cheap and very easy to use as the wax is a very malleable material.
Perfume can be added to the wax to create an aromatic effect on the candle.
Melt the wax in a bain-marie and then add the perfume or essential oil.
Make sure you add a carrier oil or vodka if your wax does not mix well. Line
a baking tray with baking paper and pore the wax onto the backing paper. Make
sure it is evenly spread out. Cool, then use.