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Glass candle holder

Create this stylish textured glass candle holder using Resene metallic paint and Resene Sandtex.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 40

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Candle, glass vase, glass pebbles, small wooden dish, paintbrushes (including an artists’ brush), PVA glue, Resene Enamacryl Metallic (now Resene FX Metallic) Scotty Silver, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear), Resene Sandtex Mediterranean effect tinted to Resene Heather, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Mariner.

Other ideas: Create a sumptuous gold metallic effect using a base coat of Sandtex tinted to Resene Porsche and two topcoats of Resene Bullion.

Step 1
Step one
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the small wooden dish and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 2
Step two
Using a light stippling technique, apply one generous coat of Resene Sandtex to the dish and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 3
Step three
Using a light stippling technique, apply two coats of Resene Scotty Silver to the dish, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) gloss to the dish and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a generous amount of PVA glue to the base of the glass vase, as shown.
Step 6
Step six
Place the glass vase in the centre of the painted dish and allow the glue to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Place a generous layer of glass pebbles in the base of the vase, as shown.
Step 8
Step eight
Stand the candle on the layer of pebbles.

Always ensure lit candles are under adult supervision. Always extinguish all candles before going to sleep. Replace candles when they are at least 20mm from the top edge of the candleholder.

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