Altered Art: Tealight Holders Part II

I previously posted an advert for October’s workshop in The Studio featuring an altered MDF tealight holders Now, it’s that time of year when the church Christmas Fayre is just ten days away. I still have a box full of holders left over. So, over the last couple of days I’ve been sponging acrylics, metallics and glass paints over MDF and acetate and waiting for spray gloss varnish to stop being tacky. I’m now making bespoke packaging for each of these individual gifts:

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Used in these projects:

  • Tealight holder, MDF: Creativ Company
  • Acrylic paints – various
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Metallic Gold
  • DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish
  • DecoArt Americana Triple Thick Glaze Spray
  • Woodware Mask-It sheets
  • Letraset Metallic Letraline: Gold, Silver
  • DecoArt Americana Glass Frost Paint: Gold, White, Silver
  • Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stencil: Rays
  • Krylon Spray Glitter
  • Tealights by Ikea
  • Staples Laser Transparency Film (heat resistant acetate)

A note on safety:
Whilst the heat resistant acetate is fine in normal use, it is NOT flameproof. Care must be taken when lighting the tealight so that the flame doesn’t catch the acetate windshield. I have burnt four tealights right down to the last remnants of the wick as a test, without any problems.