These candleholders were inspIred by the work of Gallé, the famous French glass designer. They simulate the dreamy frosted glass and cameo effects that were his specialty in the late nineteenth century. Transparent Liquid Sculpey, painted on the glass, provides the frosted look, while appliqué images in tinted translucent clay give the effect of cameo.
A conical-shaped drinking glass works best fro this project, but you could use a tumbler instead. You will need to adjust the template to fit the shape of your glass.
Use the instructions to make a matching pair of candleholders for an elegant dining table centerpiece.
2-ounce (60g) blocks of polymer clay: 1 translucent and small amounts of blue-green and black
Transparent Liquid Sculpey
denatured alcohol (methylated spirits)
small mixing palette
Viridian oil paint
tapestry needle, plus a darning needle or pointed tool conical-shaped drinking glass
tracing paper and pencil
pasta machine or roller
night-light or votive candle
• dark sea green = ½" (13mm) ball of black + ½" (13mm) ball of blue-green
• light translucent green = 1/8 block translucent + ¼" (6mm) ball of dark sea green
• dark translucent green = ¼ block translucent + 5/8" (15mm) ball of dark sea green
• mid translucent green = 3/8 (10mm) ball of light translucent green + 3/8" (10mm) BAll of dark translucent green
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