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Painted Candle Votives

Designer: Jill Alblas
Tags:
crafts, painting, upcycling,
 

Turn your brushes to humble household materials to create these stunning candle votives

What you need...
  • Paint: raspberry, mango, Tattoo; pink, mandarin, acrylic
  • Brush
  • Stencils
  • Fixative
  • Cans, tin
  • Glitter, pink, orange
  • Cabochons, magenta, orange
  • Tape, masking
  • Glue
instructions
  1. Wash and dry a tin can, then apply colour with a few coats of acrylic, but don't paint the rims. Leave to dry. Spray a small stencil with fixative and press it firmly on the can. Tape the edges with masking tape - this will prevent the paint smudging. If the stencil overlaps the top or bottom of the can, fix a narrow strip of adhesive just under the rim.

  2. Spread Tattoo paint evenly over the stencil with a palate knife. Before it dries, sprinkle glitter over the top and quickly peel it off from the top down. Before using again, wash the stencil and pat dry between a few sheets of kitchen paper. To finish, glue a cabochon in the centre of each motif.

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