For this project I used:
- 1/4" MDF
- Folk Art Shaker Red (#38907) Milk Paint
- Folk Art Milk Paint Finishing Oil
- Proxxon Scroll Saw DS 115/E
I began by printing the pattern and adhering it to the MDF using painter's tape and spray adhesive. I covered the surface of the MDF with painter's tape. Next, I sprayed the back of the pattern with spray adhesive, and put that on top of the painter's tape. The spray adhesive holds the pattern in place, and the painter's tape makes removing it a breeze.
Next step was to cut out the two pieces using my Proxxon scroll saw.
It cut so smoothly no sanding was required, so I moved right on to painting each piece. So I could paint all the surfaces at one time, I pushed a heavy corsage pin into the notch on each piece. I used the pin to hold the piece while I was painting it, and I clamped the pins to suspend the pieces while they were drying.
You can find the pattern for this tea light holder on the Scrollsaw Workshop website.