So I first off got a cheap, plain sconce from home depot that was vaguely a narrow-ish shape, and made sure it fit onto the socket. Next up was to do some squigglies with the great stuff foam. Key here was to do a small controlled stream, and to trail off towards the end (all on a cooking sprayed down garbage bag). Also to only go so far as my measurements. My porch light is closer to the rafters, so it couldn't go tooo high. I waited for the great stuff to set a big--maybe 5-10 minutes? Then put the sconce on it's side, nestled into it. The reason to wait a bit is so that the sconce doesn't immediately sink right through to the bottom. After that, I waited until it was set enough to be moved without losing it's shape. 1/2 hour to an hour, depending on humidity and temperature. I peeled it off, repeated the process, and nestled the sconce in so that the 'flames' were next to each other.
After it fully dried, I filled in a few gaps, shaved off some unsightly bumps, etc. Then went over it with spray paint--orange, red and yellow. Going to try it tonight and see what kind of lighting it results in.
Some success...though may have to modify the bulb. I can't decide if it's giving out too much light, or just being dispersed weirdly. Tried a few different things--adding blue led strand, a black light bulb...just didn't impact it quite the way I wanted it to. Still some tweaking to be done.
|Maybe a lower wattage bulb? There is a lot of light from the window....|
I feel like goldilocks. Too much light...not enough...oye. I changed the bulb to an amber, lower wattage one. It definitely cuts the light and I thought at first was way too dark, but then I turned on the light for the stained glass window and it's (mostly) just enough light. But I was able to take a better picture of the torch without the light overwhelming the shot.