We are creating a simple and beautiful Christmas Tree out of a green votive candle. We'll be using an 8x10 canvas for this and adding candle glass nips, beads, acrylic paint, and more. This is a great way to use a cheap or broken candle votive in a festive and creative way - perfect for beginners too!
First, we will start by painting our background with Anita's White, Anita's Metallic White, and a tiny bit of Sky Blue.
Then, I'm going to take some Traditional Burnt Umber to paint on my tree trunk. Let dry.
I grabbed a green votive candle holder for 3 bucks and cut some glass nips from it. I'm using wheel knippers from Home Depot. Hold your vase sideways and cut around. You will get a curved shape kind of like a tree branch! Use a honing stone to dull your points.
I lined my pieces up by size and I'll just arrange my glass pieces onto my canvas to create a tree. I'm going to use a tiny bit of tacky glue to keep them in place. I'm also going to add some clear glass to the bottom of my canvas.
Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 2 ounces of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of resin onto your canvas and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.
Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!
I will also add some plastic beads to my tree to create ornaments. I'll also sprinkle some clear seed beads onto my piece to make some snow and some red seed beads onto my tree.
I love this! If you're not a fan of painting, this one is very easy!
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