Glass on Glass 10 Pane

A 10-panel vintage window from Orange, California that survived the trip back to the Midwest. Pretty big window measuring 5′ feet x 2′ feet … which meant taking a bite out of my vintage glass collection.

The vintage windows desired for this art form should be sturdy with a thicker glass that doesn’t wiggle or show separation (rotting)  from the frame … not even a little bit.

I use E6000 Clear Adhesive to glue the glass to the glass, in a well ventilated room, with a wheeled tile cutter, a small hammer – on a sturdy surface – wearing safety glasses with a first aid kit near by … but not children or pets.  Safety First – Always wear safety glasses when breaking or cutting random glass dishes, cups and/or glass objects. Depending on the type of glass they can and some will shatter in a bazillion pieces … maybe more. Be careful. • art • vintage • design

This window was probably hung the wide way over an old store front somewhere.

Clean the window with a vinegar & water mixture – a couple of times – and let it dry.  Glue glass pieces into place filling in with cut glass pieces, clear glass gems, marbles and the like … • art • vintage • design

You don't find inspiration. It finds you.

Work in a well ventilated area.

Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.
Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.

Glass on Glass – 10 Panes – Private Collection • art • vintage • design

glass on glass
10 panes © mara lee

8 thoughts on “Glass on Glass 10 Pane”

  1. what glue did you use?I’ve had glass crack after I glued pieces on. I think the glue may have something to do with it?

    1. Hi Barb, So sorry for the delay … we’ve been moving and unplugged;) I use E6000 clear adhesive and haven’t had the window glass crack before. However, there have been times when I replaced the thin glass found in vintage windows just for that reason. 😉

  2. My friends and I did this project last Thursday 7-2-15. I used a clear 6000 tube of glue, it was white when I put my project together but 3 days later and the glue is still partly white. Have you ever had this happen to you, when the glue doesn’t dry clear as its supposed to?

    1. Sorry for the delay, Marilyn. If it was white and not clear, when you glued on the glass then … it was unfortunately white E6000. 😦 They call their white E6000 glue Blanco and almost made the same mistake once. 🙂

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