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Chalk and Color Cascading Flowers Candleholder

Chalk Finish Medium

Chalk and Color Cascading Flowers Candleholder
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Chalk and Color Cascading Flowers Candleholder

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Cascading flowers, painted with Chalk Finish Medium and Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics, add a nice touch to an otherwise ordinary candleholder.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cactus (DA564)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Iris (DA531)
  • Lemon Zest (DA513)
  • Peach Silk (DA542)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)


  • Chalk Finish Medium (DS133)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • glass candleholder (4" round; 4" tall)
  • paintbrushes


  1. Mix all listed paint colors with Chalk Finish Medium to transform them into chalky finish paints.
  2. Use the Cactus/Chalk Finish blend to paint lines vertically dripping down from the lip of the candleholder in various lengths.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the Iris, Flamingo , Lemon Zest, Peach Silk, and Turquoise Water blends to paint "blob" shapes along the Cactus dripping lines, bouncing the paintbrush around to mimic cascading flowers. (Alternate colors as you move around the candleholder.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Add "highlight" blobs to each set of cascading flowers with a complementary color. For Peach Silk and Iris sections, use Flamingo; for Lemon Zest, use Turquoise Waters; and for Turquoise Waters, use Lemon Zest.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Add tiny dots in the center of each "flower" along the cascading branch in a color that will pop on the surface. Use Lemon Zest for Iris flowers; Turquoise Waters for Peach Silk, Flamingo, and Lemon Zest.; and Peach Silk for Turquoise Waters.
    Step 4 Example