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- This topic has 17 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Nichole Davan.
- June 10, 2017 at 2:01 am #9141Darrell W.Guest
Can you put candle wax in a resin piece?
- June 10, 2017 at 2:06 am #9142
Yes, although the resin won’t stick to it. I’ve never tried completely submerging wax in resin, however, it comes in quite handy as a model, surface for casting, etc.
- June 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm #9150DarrellGuest
I was thinking about driping the wax in the mold before casting then pouring the resin. If the resin won’t stick to it, would I get a cool “half-cast”? My idea is to drip wax in a jewel (diamond) mold and pour the resin giving it a “cracked, have jewel” look. If it works, will the wax peel off, like I planned, or will it stay on there? Also, what if I melted the wax out? How hot does resin have to be before it melts? Thanks!
- June 10, 2017 at 10:55 pm #9152
Sure, you can drip wax into the mold, cast, then remove the wax after curing.
To remove the wax, I would scrape out what I could with my fingernail, then pass over the cured resin with a heat gun or a hair dryer to warm the wax up and let it seep out.
- June 25, 2018 at 6:45 pm #14113EssaGuest
Probably a silly question – I’m a super novice: Does the type of wax matter? Crayon wax for instance. I understand that resin won’t stick to the wax, but will it stick to itself enough that it could be encased completely? I have a ring that I was thinking of encasing in resin using a slightly larger mold.
I know the original post is a year old, but figured I’d reply here since it was the same subject and it’s as close as I got when looking for answers.
- June 25, 2018 at 7:17 pm #14119
I don’t know. I have never tried!
If you do, would you mind letting us know how it goes?
- February 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm #31415ChazGuest
Did you ever try casting with wax and melting it out.?I have a project I want to do, band that would be an easy way as I’m used to carving wax for lost wax casting. Any hints or tips?
- May 25, 2019 at 8:41 am #47181Brittany mullensGuest
Can I use the molds u use for resin for candles I wanna make custom candles with some of the different molds I have but not sure if I can plus I’ll be putting designs on the candles with wax paper and such I’m an artist so I would like my art on a candle
- May 25, 2019 at 10:39 am #47204
Hi Brittany, I’ve never tried, but it’s my understanding that won’t work.
- March 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm #83809Dolly StoddartGuest
My Great Grandma passed away and I would like to preserve her rose in resin, but I don’t want to dry it first. Can I dip it in wax and then put it in resin? Or will it still change colors?I only have one rose so if I mess it up I don’t have any more. Please Help?
- March 11, 2020 at 11:08 pm #83812
I’m afraid the rose will need to be dried and preserved first. Unfortunately, resin will not adhere to wax.
- March 11, 2020 at 11:42 pm #83814Dolly StoddartGuest
How do you you suggest drying it while helping to keep it looking as fresh and nice as possible
- March 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm #83818
We have a few articles on how to do that on our blog: https://www.resinobsession.com/tag/drying-flowers/
- March 21, 2020 at 3:56 am #83865David BlakeGuest
Out of curiosity, would the EVO DYE, for candles work to color the resin prior to pouring?
- June 16, 2020 at 9:09 pm #84735AnnaGuest
Okay, so resin will not ever adhere to wax? even if fully submerged? I am a metal caster, I have a lot of wax sculptures, and had the idea of putting some of my wax sculptures in resin…but as stated before, this wont work….why? will the wax become messed up from the heat of the resin? sculpting wax is soft.
- June 17, 2020 at 12:21 pm #84745
If you could completely encase the wax in resin, the resin could stick to itself, but then there is also a possibility the heat of the resin reaction could distort your wax.
- June 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm #84774Nichole DavanGuest
I thought I was the only one!
All I have wax hands from Madame Tussauds. Their wax is silicone based. I want to completely submerge them in resin.
Will it work?
- June 20, 2020 at 7:40 pm #84775Nichole DavanGuest
Similar situation- I have wax hands from Madame Tussauds. They use a silicone based wax. Can I safely submerge these in resin?