Painted Chili Pepper Candle
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Painted Chili Pepper Candle

This painted chili pepper candle is a perfect way to light up your Cinco de Mayo or Fiesta day celebration. Create your own chili pepper stamps using Loew-Cornell® compressed sponges and paint this candle in no time flat!
Jean Kievlan for Loew-Cornell
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loew-Cornell® Brush Bin II, 1
  • Loew-Cornell® Compresse Sponges, 1 Package
  • Loew-Cornell® White Nylon Paintbrush, No. 1 Round, Series No. 795, 1
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint, True Red
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint, Holly Green
  • DecoArt® Americana® Candle Painting Medium
  • White Pillar Candle, 1
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Towels
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut chili pepper and chili pepper stem shapes from compressed sponge.


Step: 2

Expand the sponge shapes in water, then squeeze out excess moisture. Dab the sponges on a paper towel
to further dry.


Step: 3

Mix candle painting medium into True Red, Holly Green and Burnt Umber paint following the manufacturer's
instructions on the label.


Step: 4

Press the chili pepper sponge into True Red paint. Press one edge of the chili pepper design into Burnt
Umber paint.


Step: 5

Lightly press the sponge once onto a paper plate to blend the paint.


Step: 6

Stamp the chili pepper design onto the candle.


Step: 7

Load the stamp with more paint, blot excess on the paper plate, then stamp additional chili peppers on the
candle.


Step: 8

Let paint dry.


Step: 9

Load the stem stamp with Holly Green paint. Stamp stems on each of the chili peppers. Let dry.


Step: 10

Add squiggle lines to the background of the candle using a round paintbrush.


Tips

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