Preserved Flower Candles

Written by michelle gauthier

Preserved Flower Candles Putting flowers in your candle will add a unique look, while preserving your favorite flower. Written by Expressive Candles We have been asked many times, how to put flowers and other objects onrepparttar outside of a candle. So, we'll be showing you how it is done. The most important thing to remember is to be safe. Putting anything on your candle such as paint, dried flowers, ribbon and other objects, pose a fire risk. While this is unlikely to happen with this project, we need to warn you before hand. We do not recommend burning any candle that has flammable material on it. To start with, you will need a few supplies. First andrepparttar 116280 most important is a big pillar candle, at least 3" in diameter. This will help keeprepparttar 116281 flame out of reach of anything you put onrepparttar 116282 candle. You will also need to have a small white votive, orrepparttar 116283 same color votive as your pillar, an old pan to melt wax in, a paint brush, dried flowers or herbs and ribbon. Candle making is an art, and requires exact precision inrepparttar 116284 melting process ofrepparttar 116285 wax. Luckily you do not have to be exact in this project. Placerepparttar 116286 votive in your old pot; you will not be able to use this pot for food ever again. Next placerepparttar 116287 heat on Low Medium to Medium heat, DO NOT HEAT ON HIGH. The only thing we want to accomplish here is to meltrepparttar 116288 wax down to a liquid. As soon asrepparttar 116289 last solid piece melts, is when you turnrepparttar 116290 heat down to low. Next, select what you will want to put on your candle. If you are using flowers and leaves, make sure they have been pressed. Takerepparttar 116291 paint brush and paint some melted wax ontorepparttar 116292 candle where you wish to placerepparttar 116293 flower. Placerepparttar 116294 flower onrepparttar 116295 wax before it hardens. The wax will harden quickly, securingrepparttar 116296 flower in place. Repeat this step forrepparttar 116297 leaves as well.

Monsters and Demons: A Short History of the Horror Film

Written by Astrid Bullen

Going torepparttar movies may not seem like a novel way for little kids to spend an afternoon. But have you ever brought your child to see a Disney flick and ended up viewing trailers for Jeepers Creepers 2 or Freddie vs. Jason? When this happened in a Birmingham, Alabama cinema last year, parents became concerned about whatrepparttar 116279 main attraction would be. But beforerepparttar 116280 managers atrepparttar 116281 cinema could turn offrepparttar 116282 previews,repparttar 116283 main attraction came on, and it wasn’t Piglet. Instead they were presented withrepparttar 116284 gruesome opening of Wrong Turn, an 18-rated slasher flick in muchrepparttar 116285 same vein asrepparttar 116286 previews.

Is there a more genre more criticized thanrepparttar 116287 horror film? Not bloody likely. There’srepparttar 116288 argument that horror films are socially and morally irresponsible, even influencing some people to imitaterepparttar 116289 brutal methods ofrepparttar 116290 killers portrayed on screen. Horror films actually haverepparttar 116291 opposite effect on normal people – sick minds will commit atrocities anyway. Watching horror films lets us encounter our secret fears, share them with other viewers, and eliminaterepparttar 116292 terror by meeting it head-on.

The genre is almost as old as cinema itself –repparttar 116293 silent short film Le Manoir du Diable directed by Georges Mèliès in 1896 wasrepparttar 116294 first horror movie andrepparttar 116295 first vampire flick. The movie only lasted two minutes, but audiences loved it, and Mèliès took pleasure in giving them even more devils and skeletons.

Inrepparttar 116296 early 1900’s German filmmakers createdrepparttar 116297 first horror-themed feature films, and director Paul Wegener enjoyed great success with his version ofrepparttar 116298 old Jewish folk tale Der Golem in 1913 (which he remade – to even greater success – in 1920). This fable about an enormous clay figure, which is brought to life by an antiquarian and then fights against its forced servitude, was a clear precursor torepparttar 116299 many monster movies that flourished in Hollywood duringrepparttar 116300 Thirties.

The most enduring early German horror film is probably F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922),repparttar 116301 first feature-length vampire movie. But one movie pavedrepparttar 116302 way forrepparttar 116303 “serious” horror film – and art cinema in general – Robert Wiene’s work of genius The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, still held up as an model ofrepparttar 116304 potent creativity of cinema even to this day. Early Hollywood drama dabbles in horror themes including versions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) starring Lon Chaney,repparttar 116305 first American horror-film movie star.

It was inrepparttar 116306 early 1930’s that Universal Studios, createdrepparttar 116307 modern horror film genre, bringing torepparttar 116308 screen a series of successful gothic-steeped features including Dracula, Frankenstein (both 1931) and The Mummy (1932) – all of which spawned numerous sequels. No other studio had as much success withrepparttar 116309 genre (even if some ofrepparttar 116310 films made at Paramount and MGM were better).

Inrepparttar 116311 nuclear-charged atmosphere ofrepparttar 116312 1950’srepparttar 116313 tone of horror films shifted away fromrepparttar 116314 gothic and towardsrepparttar 116315 modern. Aliens took overrepparttar 116316 local cinema, if notrepparttar 116317 world, and they were not at all interested in extendingrepparttar 116318 tentacle of friendship. Humanity had to overcome endless threats from Outside: alien invasions, and deadly mutations to people, plants, and insects. Two ofrepparttar 116319 most popular films ofrepparttar 116320 period were The Thing From Another World (1951) and Invasion ofrepparttar 116321 Bodysnatchers (1956).

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