Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wax Leaves


I had an inquiry about the Waxed leaves that I used on the 2004 table. I just dipped them in paraffin wax. It brings out the color and makes them last a bit longer. you need to let it cool between dips. the more you dip, the more cloudy the finish gets. Which works great for more of a frosty Christmas look as seen above. I only dipped twice to keep the colors bright for the Thanksgiving table.

5 comments:

scrappypat said...

Lovely, what a great idea. I'll have to keep that for next year - all our leaves are long gone!

makeyesup said...

Thanks, thats a great idea for preserving nature and giving it a sparkly look. Thanks also for Grandmas China elements and brushes. You have done a great job on those.

Love the look of your blog and the soothing music - it's great.

Spud said...

Holy Canoly!!! I looooooove that arrangement. Can you get any cooler?????

Love all of it!!!!

L. said...

This is really cool...something to try if I can find the pine cones and the leaves.
Thanks for the tip.
Zan

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so cool!! Did you dip the cones to get the frosty look on them? I love the log candle holders!

Karen