Monday, December 20, 2010
what are these glowing orbs.....?
Pretty, aren't they?
I MADE THEM!!!
They are luminary. Made out of wax.
Lovely wax shells -- molded on water balloons!
I saw this project over on Wendy's blog: http://wisdomofthemoon.blogspot.com/
and decided I HAD to try it.
I LOVED the look of her luminaries -- and wanted some of my own!!
I think I read her blog on Thursday or Friday.....and I made these Saturday night.
<-pretty balloonary on my kitchen counter!
You can see that some of them are rather thick and I think I could have gone even thicker, but was anxious to test them out.
All in all I think I did this whole project in like an hour.
CRAZY quick and it was fun.
Mine didn't come out as nicely shaped as Wendy's - my balloons were rather squat and round and so are the result -- but at least they came out - on my first try !
I feel positively empowered!
And they sure are pretty when they are lit.
I then got bold and decided to make a hurricane of wax with an embedded photo. I have never worked with wax but decided to take my own recent advice and just go for it.
So here we have my first attempt.
It isn't quite finished, I need to level off the top and I may want to even out the inside.
ANNNNNNNNNNNNND, the photo is crooked, but its not totally horrid.
I think I am going to keep it!
Actually I think I am going to give it to my Mom.
To the left you can see it with a little tea light candle inside -- gives a really nice glow.
The photo is a tiny bit 'washed out' because of wax over it....or something....I am sure I didn't do something quite right - remember, this was my first one! And I had so much info in my head from reading it earlier, but unfortunately didn't have the info RIGHT there when I was doing it - silly me.
I actually had a wick in this! I had to dig it out when I realized that DUHHHH, its a hurricane, no wick needed. HA!
So what are you working on my creative friends? Holiday gifts? In your normal medium or are you like me, risking something new???