Making an art with the ashes of your loved ones is an unique yet alternative to memorializing them.
If you don’t want to just scatter them or keep in an urn, here are some cool ideas on how to make art out of the ashes.
The first idea is making a glass piece with their ashes mixed into it for unique stained-glass look. To do this you would need: Glass and sheet metal (very thin) cloth gloves wood glue brush salt baking soda fireproof oven pan disposable bag(s) newspaper charcoal lighter/matches After gathering your materials, place the sheet metal over top of your work area. Place all these items inside as well before putting down a generous layer of sand onto the sheet metal surface until there’s enough room for placing your hand without touching any part that not been covered by sand. Place your glass over top the sand surface and trace around it with a marker. Open up your disposable bag(s) and place inside on of them some newspaper, charcoal (unlit), salt, baking soda, glued wood sheet to cover both sides of glass. Place one side down first so that there’s an even layer across all exposed surfaces. Grab your loved ones ashes from their urn or ash box if you have any still in containers and pour onto the glues areas then spread out evenly before placing other piece of glass overtop right away while making sure no air bubbles are trapped between the two sheets as this will result in cracks forming along those lines soon after taking out once dried enough for handling again without further. Gently wipe off any excess ashes that have fallen outside of the glues areas while wearing gloves before placing between your work area’s pieces to allow it dry completely. Once dried enough, remove sheet metal sand and extra ashes from top layer with wet cloth or paper towel as well as around edges where glue does not cover but do this gently so you do not break glass. To seal it up further there are two methods one can use based on what type of project they’re working on:
Method one: Keep glass in oven at lowest temperature for around an hour while keeping close watch so that the top is not too hot to touch before removing and letting cool. Method two: Use a hair dryer of heat gun on low setting after wetting piece with water then drying quickly, you may need multiple goes depending on how much time it takes or what type of equipment you have access to as this will work best if you’re working with smaller pieces but can be done successfully even with larger ones like entire urns or just sections by cutting them out into flat shapes first which are still beautiful either way. The second idea involves taking their ashes and creating art such as pictures, paintings, sculptures etc…that’s more personal in nature and can be kept close to you or displayed in your home. This is even more personal as it’s not just a glass piece that will go unnoticed if placed somewhere out of the way but rather something special and unique that was made with love by someone who remembers you fondly, which people tend to appreciate much more than they would an urn sitting on their mantle collecting dust.