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So I went into the Dollar Tree to look for things for my Secret Reaper Victim. I came across some skulls on a stand, about baseball size that were OK. Once I saw the battery operated tapered candles, decided to glue them together and give them a face lift. The candles are easy to take apart, so I glued the stands to the top of the skull. The candle itself needed more drips so gave it the old glue gun treatment.


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After the glue dried, I sprayed with orange peel to give it textured as I am going for antique brass look.

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I sprayed them with gold spray paint and then started to cover them with a black wash

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I wanted to give it a really good coat of the black to help the texture come out with the next step

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I dry brushed on emperor's gold, it is an antique like brass color but a bit brighter. You can see it on the lower half

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After dry brushing the whole thing and weathering the candle a little, I am super happy with the results for $2 plus paint

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Here is a close up of the base so you can see why I use the orange peel

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Beautiful work and great tutorial too. When I saw the first picture I thought they were wonderful and then you proceeded to make them even more awesome.
 

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I love dollar store crafting and making cool things for a bargain!! What a great idea these are!! I've been adding drips to these same candles, but I haven't gotten the aged look like that down the whole length of the candle, what do you use for that? Stain? Or paint?
 

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I love dollar store crafting and making cool things for a bargain!! What a great idea these are!! I've been adding drips to these same candles, but I haven't gotten the aged look like that down the whole length of the candle, what do you use for that? Stain? Or paint?
I just used a watered down brown and let it get in to the wax part and carefully dab off the rest with a towel so it is not too brown
 
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