Friday, March 27, 2015

Cherub Votive

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015

Spring is just around the corner and things are beginning to bud here in SE AZ. We are lucky to have lots of sunshine and a long growing season. Thinking ahead to the delicious fruit and vegetables that my husband Charles grows every year inspired this project. I have a perfect place for it on the dining room sideboard.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • Arnold Grummer Cotton Press Cherub casting mold
  • Microwave, heat tool or a sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Pastels, chalks or powered eye shadow (if you want to add a tiny bit of color) and applicator (cotton swab)
  • Faux fruit candle ring
  • Long steamed wine glass
  • Battery operated votive candle
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to cast two of the Cherub molds.
  2. When the castings are dry use the pastels, chalks or powdered eye shadow to very lightly apply color to the casting. I chose to leave mine white.
  3. Place the faux fruit ring around the bottom of the wine glass.
  4. Use the QuickGrip™ to attach the two cherubs to the glass.
  5. Place the battery votive candle into the glass.

Note: I always make extras when doing paper castings so that I have them on hand when I need a fast gift. I have also created the votive candle holder with fall or holiday themes - BEAUTIFUL!

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