Water Crystals -Great for Crafts & Gardens!
COLORING YOUR Crystal Ice -Water
Crystals & Water Gel
Hydrate Crystal Ice and drain well. Use ordinary liquid
food color, the same type as you would for baking.
Add a few drops of color and shake gently or stir carefully
with a spoon. If more intense color is desired, add
more food coloring. Remember that the color in your
food coloring kit can be combined to make any shade
(e.g. red + blue = purple).
Once Crystal Ice is colored, it will never be totally
clear again. However, boiling it for a few minutes in
lots of soft water will take most of the color out
and it will become pale enough that you can re-tint
Use a flat candleholder with at least three inches of
space around your candle. For pillar candles, simply
place candle on holder and place hydrated Crystal Ice
around it in whichever design you choose. For tapered
candles, fasten to the holder with a glue gun or melted
wax and surround with Crystals.
Group your candles as desired on a flat candle-holder or plate and
secure with glue gun or melted wax. Surround with hydrated Crystal
Ice, clear or colored.
CANDLES IN GLASS using WaterCrystals.
Place about an inch of hydrated Crystal Ice in a tall glass container.
Add enough food coloring to give an intense, jewel-like effect.
Place clear hydrated Crystal Ice on top and add a matching candle.
This will protect your glass container from the breakage that sometimes
occurs when the candle burns down to touch the glass. If you have
a slim candlestick holder, this could also be placed in the container
first and the Crystal Ice placed around it.
FLOATING CANDLES using WaterCrystals.
Use Crystal Ice instead of plain water and float your candle on
CANDLES AND FRESH FLOWERS using Water Crystals.
Design your candle arrangement and accent it with a few fresh flowers
and leaves. Leave about an inch of stem on each flower, and have
Crystal Ice fairly wet, so that the bases of the stems have access
CANDLES AND SILK FLOWERS using Water Crystals.
Make a candle arrangement, using well-drained Crystal Ice. Silk
flowers and leaves, etc., can be easily popped off their plastic
stems and floated to accent your candle.
CANDLES AND POT-POURRI using Water Crystals.
After you have made a candle arrangement add a few drops of your
favorite perfume or essential oil to the Crystal Ice. They will
hold the fragrance and release it gradually.
WEDDING CANDLES using Water Crystals.
Color Crystal Ice to match your wedding decor and make candle center-pieces
with real or silk flowers to correlate with the bouquets. Accent
with tiny figurines and wedding favors.
CANDLE THEMES using Water Crystals.
Combined with your choice of candles, Crystal Ice makes a base for
theme centre- pieces for any festive occasion or seasonal celebration.
Combine with flowers, glitter, real or wax fruit, a wine bottle,
ceramic ornaments .........create your own theme arrangement!
Some Examples of Water Crystals & Gel
Submitted by Penny Hoerauf
Submitted By Margaret
Submitted by Bonnie McLean - Toronto,Canada
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