Now who can say honestly that they don’t like the colours Nature produces in Autumn. Mother Nature really does have all the best colours in her art-box!
Thanks to the gusty autumnal winds yesterday, the leaves where fluttering and flying about while I was out walking the dog. The cherry trees near the top of the road had let loose some of the most vivid red and orange leaves, much earlier than some other trees and it always seems such a shame that the wonderful colours cannot continue.
Now I like to burn candles and tealights so I decided to collect some leaves with strongest colours so that I could use them as a tealight decoration.
I have a cracking little device for pressing flowers in a microwave so it’s done within 30 seconds, no having to wait patiently for them in a normal flower press or in books.
I pressed all my leaves before glueing them onto the side of a small glass, overlapping some of them to fill the gaps. I then painted glue on the outside of the leaves as this acts a bit like varnish as it seals and protects the leaves from drying any further. I just use normal PVA kiddy glue (and it means I get the added pleasure of peeling it all off my hands later like you used to do in primary school!)
This is the end result..
The colours in these pictures have not been enhanced at all…this is how it looks when lit from inside!
Now I can enjoy the beautiful warm tones of Autumn as we move forward into Winter with its colder temperatures, darker days and longer nights.
Samhain next….are you all prepared and ready? No, I’m not at all…let’s see if I can rectify that! x