Mad for Plaid

Mad for Plaid

I love plaid…especially a red or black Buffalo Plaid! So, I decided to play around and see what I could create. I grabbed our wooden candle holders (quantities are limited on these) and set to work. These were quick and easy, I chose not to tape them off, but you could…I just chose my brush size and eyeballed it, and I am happy with how they turned out.

All you will need are a few supplies:

Round Vase Candle Holder
Square Wood Candle Holder
Oval Vase Candle Holder

DecoArt Americana:
Country Red
Lamp Black

Sand Paper
#20 Flat Shader
Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matte Spray

First, sand all of your candle holders, wipe the dust off with a damp rag. Paint all of the sides with Country Red (this may take two coats), the tops and bottoms are painted with Lamp Black.

Your first stripes will be a wash of Lamp Black. On the square candle holder, I started in the middle of each side and then worked my way out, leaving approx the width of the brush bristles between the stripes. I started vertically and worked my way around each of the candle holders. Once dry, take a wash of Lamp Black again and do the horizontal stripes the same way. Let dry. For the finishing touch, where the two stripes overlap, paint that section Lamp Black.

If it isn’t perfect, don’t worry too much…that gives it a more rustic look, but if you want, you can use tape to get a more exact line, which will take a little bit more time (just make sure to really have the edges of your tape sealed so that the watered down paint doesn’t seep underneath the tape).

Finish with Acrylic Sealer Finisher Matter Spray, or you can you use a Satin Gloss to make them a bit more shiny.

Happy Painting!

0 comments on “Mad for PlaidAdd yours →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *