Sunday, October 24, 2010
Autumn votives with my cricut and Timmy!
I saw something very similar to this on another blog. forgive me, I can't find the post again. But, she really gets the credit for such a cool idea. All you need is glass tumblers, a few leaves cut out, etching cream and Tim Holtz alcohol inks. Here are a few pics, the first just to show you the smoke glass old fashioned, I purchased from The Dollar Tree. I used the Speaking of Fall cartridge cut 2 different leaves at 4 inches. I then used the etching cream to make the leaf shape. After that was done, I used the leaf itself to place over my etched leaf and then used the inks to create the fall color feel on the glass. The colors I used are cranberry, eggplant and gold. I primarily used the gold and then cranberry as my den is mostly dark red. Add your tea light candle and you are done. They really do have a warm special glow in person. I really like how these came out. I think that I will add a few to my craft fair items. I am thinking Christmas ones with holly, santa hat, etc. One tip, if you want to try this. I would keep my design simple and probably only use flat sided glass in the future. It is difficult to get your image to lay completely flat on a tapered and beveled surface. Thanks for looking!