What You'll Need
Masking Tape (in various widths)
1. Tape off different widths of horizontal stripes to paint your candle. I found masking tape stuck better than painter's tape--be sure the ends of your tape overlap perfectly to get parallel stripes.
2. Mix equal parts of adhesion medium and acrylic paint. Paint stripes pulling away from the edge of the tape so as to not force paint under the seam. You will need several coats as the adhesion medium lessens the coverage. Remove the tape immediately after painting a section or the dried paint will pull off with the tape. Place tapers in candle holders while they dry.
3. Touch up stripes with a skinny paintbrush or Q-tips and allow tapers to dry before adding to your tablescape!
Things I Learned
Scoring along the edge of the tape with your nail or a knife will help you paint perfect stripe edges after removing the tape.
You HAVE to remove the tape before the paint dries or you will waste a lot of time touching up--My first batch was ruined because all of the paint pulled off with the tape.
Chalk paint works GREAT--I got the best coverage and when burning the candle it just turns into ash.
Have you ever tried painting candles? Share your tips below!
xo Lindsey Crafter