Coloured paper tealight
- COLOREX ink in primary yellow 59 / portrait pink 64 / coral 12 / madder pink 15 / moss green 43 / jade 54
- DRAWING GUM 45 Ml
- Drawing gum marker
- Paper (Canson 180 g or Bristol): a rectangle of 29 x 15 cm + 2 strips of 28 cm x 8 mm
- Tracing paper and a pencil
- A small colour pallet
- White glue
- Time to make: 4 hours (including drying time)
- Define the border of your tealight holder: on one of the sides, draw a strip 1 cm wide on the top of the rectangular piece of paper using a pencil.
- Draw your design on the tracing paper, and then transfer it to the paper.
- Cover the pencil design with Drawing Gum: Use the marker for fine, precise lines and use a brush and liquid Drawing Gum for thicker lines.
- Leave to dry for about 30 minutes.
- Dilute your inks with water to lighten them slightly.
- Start with your flowers by painting irregular shapes around the design using the Drawing Gum, and filling them in without following the design too carefully for an irregular effect.
- Use warm colours: yellow, portrait pink, coral and pink madder.
- Be careful that your colours don't touch before they are dry, as they can merge (unless this is the effect you're aiming for!)
- Leave to dry before colouring in your background, overlapping the moss green and jade.
- Let it dry once more.
- When the inks have dried completely, gently peel off the Drawing Gum with your fingertip to reveal the drawing.
- If the paper has curled slightly, you can flatten it under a stack of books overnight before putting together your tealight holder.
- Assemble your tealight holder using glue and a brush. Let it dry while holding it in place.
- Then, glue the strips and stick them inside the candle holder at the top and bottom to reinforce it.
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