Faux Malachite Obelisks

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Recycle cardboard and newspaper to make beautiful faux malachite obelisks for your home! Watch the short video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFgdqiBPbvs

Step 1

Americana Acrylics in Evergreen, Sea Breeze, White and Holly Green
Americana Glazing Medium
White glue
Masking tape
Minwax Polycrylic
Craft knife

Step 2

Print out and use to create your pattern
Each square is 1/2" by 1/2"
Enlarge and make them any size

Step 3

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 4

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 5

When all surfaces are dry, coat with at least two coats of Minwax Polycrylic

Step 6

If you want, edge the base with a metallic paint marker by
running it along the edges

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