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Floral Boxes and Matching Candlesticks

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Colorful painted candlesticks match floral boxes, perfect for storing napkins and other dining essentials. These floral beauties make wonderful Mother's Day gifts.

 

Flower Boxes and Matching Candlesticks
 


Materials:

DecoArt Products Required
Crafter's Acrylic

  • DCA47 - Black
  • DCA49 - Bright Yellow
  • DCA51 - Yellow Cornmeal
  • DCA70 - Passionate Pink
  • DCA97 - Bright Orange
  • DCA99 - Fun Fuchsia
  • DCA103 - Citrus Green

Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

Americana Brushes

  • DBL1580-B - Script Liner 10/0
  • DBF2575-B - Flat 3/4"

Supplies

  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Palette or foam plate
  • Pattern
  • Tracing and transfer paper
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Two wood candlesticks (varied heights optional)
  • Small papier mache box
  • Wooden box with hinged top


Instructions:


PREPARATION:
1. Sand wood pieces lightly. Wipe with tack cloth.
2. Refer to diagram for placement of stencils.
3. Adjust patterns to fit boxes.

PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Candlesticks-From top to bottom, paint sections as follows:

Tall Candlestick:
1. Fun Fuchsia, Bright Orange, Yellow Cornmeal, Passionate Pink, Bright Orange, Yellow Cornmeal, Fun Fuchsia, and Citrus Green.
2. Use liner brush to paint rings and swirls. Let dry.

Short Candlestick:
1. Bright Orange, Yellow Cornmeal, Citrus Green, Fun Fuchsia, Citrus Green, Yellow Cornmeal, Bright Orange, and Passionate Pink.
2. Use liner brush to paint rings and swirls. Let dry.

Scallop-Edged Box:
1. Paint box Yellow Cornmeal and lid Bright Orange using 3/4" flat brush. Let dry.
2. Trace and transfer patterns.
3. Paint flowers using Passionate Pink, Fun Fuchsia, and Yellow Cornmeal. Fill centers using Bright Yellow and Citrus Green. Let dry.
4. Use liner brush and Black to outline flowers and paint swirls on lid and box.

Wood Box:
1. Paint box Fun Fuchsia using 3/4" flat brush. Let dry.
2. Paint flowers using Bright Orange, Passionate Pink, and Yellow Cornmeal. Paint centers Bright Yellow and Citrus Green. Let dry.
3. Outline flowers and paint swirls using Black and liner brush. Let dry.

Seal all pieces by spraying with several light coats of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze Spray. Let dry completely between coats.

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