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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2012, 11:30:18 am »
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For the kitchen paper poppet, I just soak the paper with normal candle wax. As long as the whole thing is still warm, you can give it form.


To continue with this one to answer what type wax I use.

Most times i'll use regular parafin wax that comes in stick form.  Its usually a clear stick though I've seen colored ones.  Heat it up so its somewhat pliable and you can form rough figurines from it or cut it into smaller segments and make hands, head or feet type settings.

I tend to use a lot of candles for just the aroma so have lots of left over wax that way which I'll heat up till its a liquid then pour into a container to harden.  The nice thing about that is you can make multi-colored candles or figurines from the different colored candle residues.  Pretty much any shape as well though tubular ones tend to stick in the container.

You don't find it that often but bee's wax or honey comb wax can make some beautiful figurines and burns differenlty than regular parafin candles.  A bit more expensive though and harder to work with.  I've seen the comb rolled into tapper candles and it causes them to sort of twinkle when they burn.  But like I said not that easy to work with so I tend not to use it.

The other thing is you can find molds, especially around halloween, that you can use to make heads, feet and legs, arms and hands from various candies.  They can also be used with cable wax to create the same thing for inclusion in poppet construction.  If you look around you can find them for different sizes so potentially could make your poppets of various sizes as well.

Occasionally you can find old molds that are used for ceramics that also work well for wax figures.  Depending upon the age and usage of the mold you can get really clear impressions or rough ones if the mold has been used a lot.

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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012, 12:25:26 pm »
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Not for the traveling kit, I wager, but I might use this idea for home spell work :) Thank you!

 
Well, if you put the dough in a airtight container it'll stay soft nearly forever. Then you just pop it out and shape it up ;)
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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2012, 02:01:01 pm »
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Where do you buy the substance you use? I feel I should try out wax anyway but I don't know where to find white wax which you can mould when kneeding. Anyone any ideas? Especially those in The Netherlands?

Great thread! You've gotten a lot of great replies and what I use have all been covered.
 
I mainly sew my own fabric poppets and stuff them with the materials I am using. I will even go as far as using a color that pertains to the type of working that I am doing, but the majority of the time I use white or black based on whether it is positive or negative magic.
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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2012, 02:59:39 pm »
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Hello all,

I'm not a big magick practicioner but I do use sympathetic magick on occasion. I've been using wire to make figureens but I've become a bit fed up with the method. I'm looking for a new substance to use, like clay or wax.

I would like to ask those practicing sympthetic magick what they use for figureens and how long those substances keep. I'm really looking for something which keeps for a while because I want a peice in my portable altar as well. Plus, like I said, I practise magick very sporadically.

Where do you buy the substance you use? I feel I should try out wax anyway but I don't know where to find white wax which you can mould when kneeding. Anyone any ideas? Especially those in The Netherlands?

Thanks so much in advance!

 
ihaent read all the replies,but I have a big ball of molding wax,that is beeswax based and I know you can find it in pucks at art craft stores.
in its cold hard form it's used for an adhesive to stick old school paper doll clothes onto paper dolls. in its warmed up thru kneading form it is great for building hand strength lol and I used to make possible figures out of it all the time. it is reusable carveable,natural and you could mix hair and herbs into it if you wanted(hard to get back out though).
it does leave your hands waxy coated but they smell good and it kinda moisturizers them,lol.
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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2012, 03:27:00 pm »
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ihaent read all the replies,but I have a big ball of molding wax,that is beeswax based and I know you can find it in pucks at art craft stores.
in its cold hard form it's used for an adhesive to stick old school paper doll clothes onto paper dolls. in its warmed up thru kneading form it is great for building hand strength lol and I used to make possible figures out of it all the time. it is reusable carveable,natural and you could mix hair and herbs into it if you wanted(hard to get back out though).
it does leave your hands waxy coated but they smell good and it kinda moisturizers them,lol.


YES! This is one of the things I am looking for! Molding wax... alright, I'll hunt the art craft stores in the area. Thank you very much! :)
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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2012, 10:43:07 am »
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Hello all,

I'm not a big magick practicioner but I do use sympathetic magick on occasion. I've been using wire to make figureens but I've become a bit fed up with the method. I'm looking for a new substance to use, like clay or wax.

I would like to ask those practicing sympthetic magick what they use for figureens and how long those substances keep. I'm really looking for something which keeps for a while because I want a peice in my portable altar as well. Plus, like I said, I practise magick very sporadically.

Where do you buy the substance you use? I feel I should try out wax anyway but I don't know where to find white wax which you can mould when kneeding. Anyone any ideas? Especially those in The Netherlands?

Thanks so much in advance!

 
I recently tried something new that I had copied down from a post on another forum ages ago.  The original was called a fever doll, and the intent was to make a small doll to use to transfer sickness to.  The doll could then be cleansed or burned.  

There were two ways of making them, the first was to take a handkerchief and tie a couple of knots in it for the head and to kind of block off arms and legs (or no legs for a skirt type of look).  This one kind of reminded me of the old animals that were made from washcloths that you could slip an ice cube in to give to a small child for a fever or a skinned knee.  I think you could easily tuck herbs or other things into the knots as you tied them.

The other way is the one I tried, which you took a piece of cardboard about two inches long and wrapped thread around it until you had about 20 strands of thread wrapped around in a continuous loop.  You then carefully slid the loop off, and tied off one end (to form the head).  You cut the bottom of the loop (opposite the head) and sectioned off the remaining threads to make arms and legs (or again leave the leg threads loose as a skirt).

I fiddled with it a bit and did more knots and less threads (but I was using embroidery thread so it is thicker).  I made one as a focus for a spell to send energy to my grandmother, and tied on some small beads and things.  I clipped it to my keys so it is always with me.

I have been thinking about it also, and I think you could make very small and disposable ones with just a couple of pieces of thread for a kind of 'on the go' emergency type thing.
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Re: Figures for Sympathetic Magick
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2012, 11:24:25 am »
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I recently tried something new that I had copied down from a post on another forum ages ago.  The original was called a fever doll, and the intent was to make a small doll to use to transfer sickness to.  The doll could then be cleansed or burned.  

That sounds familiar.
 
Another thing I remember hearing about from a long, long time ago when I was still a toddler . . . My biological father's first wife (that I'm aware of) had practiced witchcraft. When I was still a baby, she bought a plush devil and inscribed sigils in the tag. I think she originally meant for it to protect me but it ended up giving me nightmares. Not sure what went wrong or if she intended for it to torment my parents and protect me, or what. :confused:
 
So, plush animals, barbies, baby dolls, and the likes are also good ways to protect children or cause havoc for whomever resides in the home while protecting a specific individual.
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