Glass Hurricane with Modeling Film Leaves

My All Things Tim Group meets next week and I've been having fun designing the project today. Using Clearly for Art Clear Modeling Film (Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous) and Tim Holtz's Adirondack alcohol inks (Ranger), this was indeed FUN!

First take a look at the glass hurricane we'll be making.

The glass hurricane measures 8 inches high and about 6 inches in diameter. 

The leaves are made from the clear modeling film cut out with Tim Holtz's Alterations Dies: Tattered Leaves and the Mini Tattered Leaves Movers and Shapers set. I used alcohol inks in warm fall colors like Cranberry, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Lettuce and Meadow. 

Then I heated them up and shaped them how I liked. What fun this is! Then a little hot glue to get the leaves onto the glass. I tied some raffia around the middle of the vase which made an additional anchor point for the leaves.

With some natural twine, I affixed this metal charm (Making Memories) to the front raffia knot.

To finish it off, I placed a 6-inch pillar candle in the vase, then surrounded it with rocks. I think this will be a nice centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. It always means a lot to me!


  1. So cool and beautiful!!! I haven't used my modeling paper yet so now I am inspired!

  2. It's just gorgeous and you are right. your table will be beautiful throughout the season!

  3. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Have never heard of "Modeling Film" but I LOVE what you did with it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful centerpiece.

  5. This is gorgeous, Annette!! Makes me wish I lived in FL and could be part of your group! :)

  6. Annette
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful
    autumn project. So clever and a great
    Thanksgiving Centerpiece.

  7. What a gorgeous project and so worthy of Thanksgiving table center piece! Love this!

  8. This is lovely Annette, love the colours, Judith xx

  9. WOW, gorgeous...your artwork is always so amazing:)

  10. Gorgeous project and what a lovely centerpiece for Thanksgiving or just for fall decor! Thanks for the inspiration!


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