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Sunday, January 30, 2011
How I grubby my candles
After Christmas I really stocked up on candles. I think I paid 63 cents for these candles...I usually wipe my candles off with alcohol before I paint them. This helps remove some of that waxy feel.
I let the candle dry. Then I paint the candle with black acrylic craft paint. I usually do two coats of paint.
Once the black paint is dried I dry brush some burnt umber acrylic paint over the entire candle. You may have to practice some to get the kind of look you want. This gives the candle a brownish/black look.
Once the candle is painted and dry I brush the entire candle with Mod-Podge. While it is still wet I sprinkle the entire candle with cinnamon...I keep my candle over a aluminum pan while doing both the Mod-Podge and the cinnamon..This gets messy :)
This is how the candle will look once the cinnamon is sprinkled on.
I usually let mine set for about an hour to dry. Once the mixture is dry I just take my hands and rub lightly over the candle. This removes some of the cinnamon and allows the color to show through. You can also use a small paint brush and just brush the cinnamon off.
I just wrapped/tied a piece of cheesecloth around this one..
And there you have it...My version of a simple grubbied/grungy candle...Fun, cheap and simple to do!!
Oh, these are only for decorations...I don't burn mine!!!
Wasn't that easy!! My motto...".I'll paint anything if it's not moving."