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DIY Ombre Wood Block Candlesticks

Create a dramatic ombre effect on cool wooden candlesticks with FolkArt Ultra Dye.

At a Glance:

#6405 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Ultra Dye Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Hot Pink, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Lady Marmalade, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Brush Pack

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Satin Varnish, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Unfinished wood block candlesticks, Tea light candles, Brush basin, Paper towels, Foam bowls and plates, Cotton cloth, Craft knife, Plastic gloves, Medium- to fine-grit sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Pour a small amount of Hot Pink into a foam bowl.
  2. Working one side of the square block candlestick at a time, begin by wetting the unfinished wood with water using the FolkArt Ultra Dye Brush.
  3. Blot the brush then load it with Hot Pink dye. Brush the dye onto the moist wood beginning at the bottom. Brush the surface horizontally working the brush upwards toward the top of the block. NOTE: The dye will be stronger in color at the base and lighten as it reaches the top of the block. Repeat this process on the remaining sides.
  4. Continue dyeing the second block candlestick in the same manner using Lady Marmalade. Allow to dry.
  5. To seal and protect, apply a coat of FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish to all four sides and the top of the square block candlesticks. Allow to dry and completely cure before using.

TIPS

  • Repeat the FolkArt Ultra Dye application if a more intense color is desired especially at the base of the Ombre.
  • For a professional look, horizontally try to match the color application on each side.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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