Ok … the little house … or church you all have been waiting for…this is my first attempt at soldering something dimensional…it was a learning experience for sure! But for my first one, I am pleased. I put a little battery powered tea light inside it and it looked great but it did not picture well. The battery tea light is smokeless so you don’t have to worry about having a way for the smoke to escape or it getting to hot, yet you still have the ambiance. I will have the kits for this and for one that doesn’t have such a steep roof available soon. I will also have the house shapes to sandwich images between. Smaller houses for charms will come with the small circles when the thinner glass arrives. They have to be made from the thinner glass.
I am calling it my Christmas eve house as that is the big day in our family. That is the day we have a huge party, open our gifts and Santa comes :)) By Christmas day it is all over with but the eating … lol
Most of these are made by sandwiching your images between two sheets of glass and then soldering it like you would a charm. This one is made of a single panel of glass. I don't have a lot of storage space so I wanted to be able to change the images for the season. I used "Tack-it-over-and-over" glue just on the edges of each collaged image so it only hits the soldered area. This way it can be removed and saved for next Christmas. The Number also has the "Tack-it-over-and-over" glue. Then I have saved the backing paper after I used my xyron so that I can store the images sandwiched between when the time comes. I have already started the "Valentines" images and eventually I will have a set for the entire year.