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DIY Ombre Wood Block Candlesticks

By: Kirsten Jones
Create a dramatic ombre effect on cool wooden candlesticks with FolkArt Ultra Dye.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Hot Pink, 8 oz.
Item #5609
Hot Pink is a vivid fuchsia shade that absorbs beautifully and offers vibrant color intensity. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Lady Marmalade, 8 oz.
Item #5612
Lady Marmalade is an orange-based shade that absorbs beautifully into natural surfaces. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Brush Pack
Item #5617
Apply FolkArt Ultra Dye like a pro with the Ultra Dye Brush Pack. Especially designed for use with Folk Art Ultra Dye, these soft Taklon brushes help ensure smooth application and impressive results. The brushes are great for spreading the dye evenly, as well as for creating a gradient effect. The pack includes: 1-1” Flat Brush, 1-1 ½” Flat Brush, and 2 pairs of plastic gloves. It’s ideal for creating one-of-a-kind Ultra Dye projects that showcase the beauty of natural surfaces.

$8.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Satin Varnish, 8 oz.
Item #5618
Ultra Dye Satin Varnish is great for use over FolkArt Ultra Dye for added protection. This super-tough polyurethane dries to a beautiful satin finish. Water-based and non-toxic, this finish applies evenly and helps seal in the vibrant colors of FolkArt Ultra Dye for a lasting, durable finish. Great for use on a variety of natural surfaces finished with FolkArt Ultra Dye. Pair with the Ultra Dye Brush Pack for effortless application and a smooth finish.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Unfinished wood block candlesticks
Tea light candles
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam bowls and plates
Cotton cloth
Craft knife
Plastic gloves
Medium- to fine-grit sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Pour a small amount of Hot Pink into a foam bowl.
  2. Working one side of the square block candlestick at a time, begin by wetting the unfinished wood with water using the FolkArt Ultra Dye Brush.
  3. Blot the brush then load it with Hot Pink dye. Brush the dye onto the moist wood beginning at the bottom. Brush the surface horizontally working the brush upwards toward the top of the block. NOTE: The dye will be stronger in color at the base and lighten as it reaches the top of the block. Repeat this process on the remaining sides.
  4. Continue dyeing the second block candlestick in the same manner using Lady Marmalade. Allow to dry.
  5. To seal and protect, apply a coat of FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish to all four sides and the top of the square block candlesticks. Allow to dry and completely cure before using.

TIPS

  • Repeat the FolkArt Ultra Dye application if a more intense color is desired especially at the base of the Ombre.
  • For a professional look, horizontally try to match the color application on each side.
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