Stenciled candle tutorial

candle1And even more stenciling! DoItYourself has a simple tutorial by Kelley R. Taylor to decorate a block candle with one of your favorite stencils.  All of the craft materials needed for this project are available at your local craft store.

You’ll Need:
* Vanilla candles [Ed.- Or scent of your choice, of course.  Square and rectangular candles will work best for this project.]
* Stencils
* Stencil Adhesive
* White craft paint
* Candle Painting medium (we used DecoArt’s)

Tools Needed:
* Cotton balls
* Rubbing alcohol
* Sponge brush
* Newsprint for protecting surfaces

1. Spray stencil adhesive on wrong side of stencil; allow to dry till tacky.
2. Clean candle by rubbing alcohol soaked cotton balls on candle surfaces; allow to dry.
3. Mix paint with candle painting medium.  Center stencil on candle and press till adhered firmly into place on candle surface. Dip sponge brush lightly into paint; remove excess paint by dabbing brush onto newsprint.  Paint stencil openings; remove stencil carefully.

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