"All art is quite useless" - Oscar Wilde

October 30, 2011

Autumn Candle Glass

Want to catch some cozy autumn feeling in a glass?

I have found this great idea on some crafting blog. Sadly I lost the link when my old laptop crashed and I couldn't find it again.

So today I took a walk through the beautiful autumn forests and collected some coloured leaves.

I really love those on the left because they are bi-coloured. Also, I noticed that you get the most beauitfully coloured leaves from very young trees.

Well then I took them home, washed and dried them, and started crafting.

 I thought I could simply attach them to the glass with mod podge, but the surfaces really didn't work well together. Too smooth.

 So first I applied a whole layer of mod podge to the glass and the leaves I wanted to use and let them dry. Then I applied another thin layer on the leaves and attached them to the glass, holding a hairdryer in my mouth, directed at the leaf, while I pressed it onto the glass with both hands. Must have looked hilarious.

It really was a rather tricky procedure. But I love the result.

 I applied like two thick layers of the mod podge on top and probably will apply another one tomorrow. I just want to make sure everything it absolutely airtight and I hope this will prevent the colours from fading and the leaves from drying.

The glass on a mirror.

I think the yellow and red also make for a nice Christmas decoration.


Qantaqa said...

awesome. *_*

lisbonlioness said...

I had this on my list last year and never got 'round doing it... I WILL make these votives this year after seeing how gorgeous yours turned out!

Jan said...

I love your pics :)
Which application do you use for editing them?

decembersong said...

Thanks a lot :) I use Photoshop CS2, but I really don't do any fancy stuff with it. Just contrast and curves.

Sofies Haus said...

Wunderschön und romantisch! Alles Liebe Anja

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