What are your HOPES! DREAMS! GOALS!
I tried an experiment – embossing on glass – so the decision was made to create a new year theme based on HOPE. The reason behind the candles was born from having an association with friends, who have friends or family members dealing with some form of terminal illness and or those who have in the past year gone through some transitional experiences and or challenges.
I was given a beautiful candle for Christmas from a fabulous friend with the idea of burning the candle every day and in doing so, expressing hope and caring for those of our friends and or family members needing encouragement.
This square set of candle holders was heat embossed in Silver Embossing powder on one side to reflect the year.
On the opposite side of the year I heat embossed the word hope in Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler . (A blind man would be so happy to see the slanted letters)
On the third side I heat embossed the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Pewter Embossing Powder, these butterflies symbolise the metamorphosis of the changes both physically and emotionally that encompasses as we go through respective life changes.
Of course I had to create a box to present it in and came up with one made from Naturals Composition Specialty Heavy weight Designer Series paper.
For my first class of 2014 (8th February) you will get to make one of these fabulous candle holders so you can have your very own candle to burn bringing joy, hope and thought provoking energy into your hearts and those of others.
Another form of etching onto glass is by way of Etching cream, thus eliminating the use of an etching machine and or heat embossing ….
I created this plate for my friend Kristine featuring the Peace single stamp. This is heat embossed > a circle of contact adhesive is placed around the image and the cream applied on top of the embossing inside the circle.
I enjoyed this so much I purchased some glass vases and wanted to try etching using the negative of Big Shot dies, thus eliminating the need to heat emboss. A very dear friend mentioned leaves and I really wanted to try out the lattice die and decided to create both.
Before and after cream etching Both Vases finished