Posted on | October 23, 2012 | No Comments
To start off the craft projects for today I will show you how I turned some $1 glass candle stick holders into some eerie Halloween stick holders. With Just a little Black, white, red and yellow Acrylic paints and some spray clear coat. I painted two coats of black on the glass candle stick holders, and then painted my characters on to the black.. Of course you can do whatever you choose… This is the route I chose. You can choose to paint yours red, with black images or whatever you choose.. Once the paint dries just spray on a light coat of clear coat. Let dry for an hour or so (as package recommends) and then spray another coat.
Now.. What to put in those adorable new candle stick holders you just created… This is what I did… I created some Bloody Dripping Tall Skinny Candle Sticks to put in them…
What you need: *BE SURE TO CLICK THE IMAGES TO SEE UP CLOSE*
I went to the dollar General and bought a four pack of white candles sticks, and a package of red candle sticks too (they were just white with one layer of red coating) I think I paid $4 each box, not sure now.. Anyway, I had this glossy red paid tube that had a pointy tip, TULIP Slick dimensional fabric paint in “ True Red “ or equivalent, you will see why I needed it (and why you will need it too, when you get started). You will use this method on the fat candles as well, only you will skip step one on the fat candles…
Tall Skinny Bloody Candles: Step one: secure the candles either IN the candle stick holders or in / on something else like a plate or something while working with them… I used a plate because I didn’t want to get paint or messy wax all over the holders until the party… I’m a neat freak though. your choice… To secure them so they don’t move around (and they you don’t have to hold them, because you will need both hands).. using a long candle lighter to heat up the bottom of the candle and get it to start to melt then place it onto the plate / dish while it is melting and hold in place while it cools and hardens.. this will hold it in place…..
STEP TWO: light one of the red candles and start melting is and dripping the candle all over the top of the white candle, allowing it to drip down the sides, make sure it drips down all sides, let it look messy and grubby, it’s okay.. Its supposed to look nasty and messy. However, it’s not going to look bloody or RED because it’s not a real RED candle.. That’s where the paint will come in. I’ll explain in a few minutes.
STEP THREE: BLOOD Paint Using the Tulip paint pen / tube going over the melted red wax as best as you can with the red tulip paint, allowing the red tulip paint mimic the dripping method of the wax covering as much of the red wax (if not all of the red was) as possible. It will dry shiny red as you can see in my pictures. IF for some reason you do NOT like this look and you think a more dull red would look better, choose a red paint that would not have a *slick* dimensional look to it and it won’t dry like this. And for THESE Gorgeous BLOODY FAT CANDLES Repeat Steps 2 and 3.
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