Introduction: Fantasy Map Luminaries
Step 1: What You Will Need:
- Tall glass
- Tea light
- 20 gauge wire
- Print of map and game logo/icon
- Gloss finish spray
- Needle nose pliers
- Paint brushes
- Clear tape
- Measuring tape
Step 2: Maps
Step 3: Candle Holder
To safely place the tea light into the tall glass once it is lit we need this nifty candle holder. Bend one end the wire into a spiral so that it is large enough to hold the tea light. With the other end, bend over the rim of the glass. Make sure there is about 2-3cm of wire over the edge to attach the game logo/icon.
Step 4: Game Logo
Choose the icon/logo that you want to use, you may be able to find them using a Google image search or from a screen shot (eg: Skyrim, Dragon Age, The Legend of Zelda, etc). Re-size and print, it should be about 2-3 cm in height. Cut out the image. Form a piece of clay into the same shape (about 0.5cm thick) and attach to the bent end of the candle holder.
Step 5: Game Logo Continued
Once the clay had dried/baked, paint it a colour that matches the game logo/icon. I used black for the Skyrim logo and gold for the Dragon Age one. When the paint is dry, glue the logo/icon onto the front.
Step 6: Finishing Up
Apply tape along the inside edge of the map. Wrap tightly around the outside of the glass and stick the two edges of the map together.
I put one of the maps (the map of Ferelden -Dragon Age) on the inside of the glass to use with an LED tea light. I like the way the map looks behind glass -but this should only be used with an LED light do not use an open flame.