That's so exciting!! 99% rubbing alcohol might be too high a concentration. You'll need to tweak and mess with adding 99% to 70% to come up with a range that's in between, since your 70% was denser than your wax (and 99% will probably be not dense enough). But it should work other than that! Wishing you luck. Let me know if I can be helpful!
That's so cool! It makes me so happy to hear that you two have used this. I would use just as much as I need to get the color I want and no more than that. I usually use paints. If it floats to the top and doesn't come down, either our wax is not dense enough or our alcohol solution is too dense. The easiest way to fix that is to use a higher concentration of alcohol and less water.
Delightful indeed! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone; I have loads of orange clay in my yard and I might just have to try this. This is a very fascinating, well-written Instructable. Just looking at the pictures made me feel the satisfaction of DIY.
Harvesting your own clay, dirty but delightful!
Beautiful end result. Thank you for sharing this!
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*Facepalms* No, but that's genius!! I'll see how it works and add it to the Instructable if it does.
I have tried baby oil. It's the same stuff, but with an added fragrance. I found it more accessible in local stores than mineral oil. It was indeed cloudless; it just requires a little more finesse when it comes to density as its density is further from water's.
Yeah. Lava lamps are cool indeed!! I just want to "crack the code". While sites like that are great for identifying which chemicals to use, they don't provide empirical, certain numbers for the lava to "work". I really want to be able to provide solid numbers. I will continue to experiment with antifreeze, but I haven't actually tried wax yet. I've mentioned this to some others in the comment section, and I'll update this Instructable as soon as I do. Thank you very much for the helpful resource; I will browse that site for other info!!
Fair enough; I'll see if I can get my hands on some. I will update the Instructable if I have any success with it. From your descriptions of its melting point and density, the wax seems like a great option. I'll have to check out that article as well! Thank you for all the recommendations; I really appreciate it!
I love to experiment with these chemicals, so keep checking back. I will do my best to add new information when I get it.
Thanks for the helpful comments! I have seen the paraffin wax stuff, but part of my goal was for the ingredients to be accessible from local stores. I couldn't find it but online.Wow, that website really would have saved me a headache. When I get the chance, I'll add that link to the Instructable. Thanks so much!
Thanks for the tip. I am still working to try to find a better formula, and when I do, I will absolutely update this Instructable!
If I owned a restaurant; I'd want one of these. I know of a few in my area whose theme matches these perfectly. Excellent work and narrative!! I wish you luck in the contest :)
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Excellent work! Awesome photography, too :)
Thanks so much! I'm honored that you would consider trying this yourself; everyone needs a little 'groovy' in their life :P
Thank you Rosa!
Great work!! I love the final look; it reminds me of Industrial-Age London. I am really enjoying having this in the classroom! Voting for sure.
Awesome work Rosa! Very nice choice in color. Voted!!
Wow, thanks so much! I really appreciate that :)
Thank you Mrs. Licata!
Thank you so much! :)
Thanks! Ooh it kinda does, haha. I used to love playing with "magic" potions and things... My childhood self would have enjoyed this even more than my current self did!
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Woah!! This is incredible :D
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Awesome work! I love the step names :D
Awesome work! I really like the purple setting :)
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