Introduction: Faux Malachite Obelisks
Recycle cardboard and newspaper to make faux malachite obelisks for your home.
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Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!
Step 2: You'll Need
Americana Acrylics in Evergreen, Sea Breeze, White and Holly Green
Americana Glazing Medium
Step 3: Template
Print out and use as pattern. Enlarge to any size. Each square is equal to 1/2"
Step 4: Cut and Assemble
Trace the obelisk pattern 4 times, side by side
*Clean up your lines with a ruler
Cut out the entire shape and score so it can be folded
Trace the base pattern, cut and score
Tape all pieces together with masking tape
Step 5: Decoupage and Paint
Water down some white glue to use as a decoupage medium
Cover the cardboard obelisk in at least one layer of newspaper
When dry, paint the entire obelisk in Sea Breeze and White Acrylic
*The paint doesn't have to be perfect, it can vary from light to dark
*Make sure to paint all surfaces
Cut jagged edges on a 2" x 2" piece of cardboard
Mix equal parts of Evergreen and Glazing Medium Paint one surface of the obelisk and immediately scrape the surface with the jagged cardboard to create the malachite effect
*Try circles and scallops and overlap the patterns
Step 6: Coat in Gloss
When all surfaces are dry, coat with at least two coats of Minwax Polycrylic or any high gloss medium
Step 7: Add Gold
Edge with a metallic gold pen by dragging it along the corner