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Make your own glowing scenes!!

Postby staticfurball » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:53 pm

These are 2 candle holders I made and would like to share with you all.
If you would like to give it a go, I'll tell ya how :)

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1- take 2 glass tumblers and paint them with glass paints (found in most craft stores) in red and yellow to give a nice back ground color and bake as directed.
2- get some nice black paper or thin craft paper and trace some nice silhouettes down.
3- use an exacto style knife or a good precision knife to cut out your designs.
4- use a modge podge type glue or varnish to adhere your cut outs to the glass. Be sure to pre arrange them so you don thave to move them around later!
5- Once dry, give your tumblers a nice coat of modgepodge or if you intend on washing them later on use an epoxy resin to coat your creation.
the resin is by far the better option. It take a little more time because yoyu have to mix the two liquids and let it dry for a number of hours but they are more durable and waterproof once done.
6- light candles inside and enjoy the creepy glow- Voila! :D
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Postby CorpseBride » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:52 am

Bravo! Well done, and a nice little tutorial to boot. I am a huge fan of modpodge. It is a marvelous medium.

The witches have very sultry figures, the better to seduce you with my dear...

How size are these?
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Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:20 am

Wow, impressive work, and thank you for the tutorial write up. I hope it inspires others to give this a try. Looking at that photo... if I saw those in a store, I'd buy them immediately.
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Postby zombombie » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:58 am

Those are great! Thanks for the pics and tutorial! I'll certainly think about giving these a try!
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Postby staticfurball » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:12 am

Thanks guys, I love cut out art. theres nothing like a good sharp knife and some decorative paper.

The tumblers are 4 inches high.
thats why I suggest ketching it all out before to make sure you cut outs will firt nicely.
I plan on making a few more this year.

I was actually thinking of setting up a small online shop for specialty Halloween items like this next year. I also want to make creepy bottle labels and halloween book covers to slip over novels to use as party decorations.
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Postby monstermash » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:38 pm

Static those tumblers are brilliant!!! You've got the colours just right and the little witches and creatures larking about are terrific. I definately want to try this. You could sell those easily.
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Postby staticfurball » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:21 pm

My next ones will feature werewolves and a string of trick or treaters.
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Postby purple1worm » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:45 am

Those are awesome! Nice tutorial too! I might try my hand at them myself this year too! :D
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Postby SuperSonic » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:15 am

Zombie Pumpkins! wrote:Wow, impressive work, and thank you for the tutorial write up. I hope it inspires others to give this a try. Looking at that photo... if I saw those in a store, I'd buy them immediately.


No doubt I would as well! Those are awesome. :D
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Postby Starparty » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:41 am

Woah! Those are gorgeous!

Great work!! I'd buy some in a heartbeat!
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Postby CombichristGirl » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:50 pm

those are just epic! i love em
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Postby paddy_babe » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:59 am

I would totally buy these! thing is I would have them out all year round! :lol: I am so glad that instead of haggy hunched witches you've gone for the sexy type (I have a pin-up witch handbag lol!) about time we got some good rep/images lol :lol:
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Postby staticfurball » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:40 pm

Thats the great thing about making them yourself instead of buying crap from stores, you can customise them fo ryourself or to give as gifts.
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Postby paddy_babe » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:35 am

I totally agree, and you don't even need to be a pro at whatever craft you choose as homemade bits always have character... if you wanted 100% perfection you'd buy something made by a machine (well that is my excuse at least when I make candles that go squiffy or something!! :lol: ) Homemade gifts are always the best!
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Postby snow2alike » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:21 pm

Paddy B, those are beautiful ! I am a paper cutter too --- I make "snowflakes that have a voice" (hence the name snow2alike).
Really nice work!
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