and she can’t find her glue …
playing the circle photo challenge
“We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.” ― Paulo Coelho
always wear safety googles … other than that … in the words of John Lennon … “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” ditto.
The shop was closed, again, so Renee knocked on the side door and said, “we’ve been here before … you were closed and we see that you’re closed again but … I just have to have one of the pieces in the front window … can we please come in?
They were both like little kids in a candy store and then Renee said, “I must have a piece of your art because I can feel all of the love and the light shining through.” Me too.
Touched beyond belief and all I can say is that this big beautiful universe, wearing a straw hat, is hard at work on my behalf.
Thank you, Andrew & Renee! You made my day;)
Trying to organize the studio and decided that if I just glue everything to something else, it will take up less room.
This is what happened in April.
Glass on Glass – “Any Which Way”
Recycled Art – Vintage China & Glass
Should post more of my vintage china on the Etsy Shop but then I’d have to find a box for it and that’s not always easy. Especially when you sell weird shaped stuff, like a porcelain elephant planter, that plants died in because of no drainage, and a gorgeous blue vintage china dinner plate that I bought for a buck. Trunk up for Good Luck!
Somehow these 3 vintage plates ended up together, along with a crystal candlestick and 2 glass bud vases. Think the snack pics added a nice touch. Sort of a Mackenzie Childs vibe … may have to keep this one.
Finally finished a glass on glass window, that I glued a ceramic tile to 6 years ago, and she ended up as the “Goddess of the Boobies”
and …. these 4 little pieces just screamed to be stuck together. For eternity. Unless you drop it.
Easy Mosaic Tile Glass Collage – Crash Glass-Decoupage
Decoupage was my first love and after attending a crash glass class using a 2-part epoxy … it got me thinking … why go to all the trouble of working with a toxic adhesives when you can do pretty much the same thing using a Weldbond. (sold)
Always amazed at how the items for my craft projects magically appear … most of the time anyway.
While it’s wonderful that you can use watered down Elmer’s white glue for Decoupage … you need a stronger adhesive in this case to guarantee that the glass and tile will withstand grouting and just plain being a trivet.
After painting the trivet and letting it completely dry, I laid out the design so the quote showed through the glass properly and glued the papers directly onto the trivet. Don’t get carried away with the glue. Just brush on enough glue to attach the images. Let it dry and brush on a few more layers of glue, letting it dry each time.
When the papers were dry and perfectly sealed from layers of glue … I glued the tile border first, applying Weldbond to each tile piece and applied the glass by smearing Weldbond onto the back of each glass piece so it wouldn’t puddle and refuse to dry clear.
Once the piece is glued and completely dry, grout it to finish off the piece.
A great non-toxic glass collage and decoupage project, that anyone can do!
Beautiful results with less mess than other epoxy crash glass methods.
A 10 panel vintage window scored while treasure hunting in Orange, California with Alice. The window measures a VERY STURDY 5′ x 2′ and has really cool hinges to use for hanging or not. If I end up keeping this piece, I’m going to have it installed as the front door side window for the cabin.
Amazed that the pieces magically fit together.
Probably should have glued it while I was laying it out.
Glitter makes the world a better place.
- Corning Glass Museum (comforttour.wordpress.com)
- How to… Mosaic Glass Butter Dish (thecontemporarycrafter.com)
- Stained glass mosaics by Karen Dewhirst at Milton library (patriotledger.com)
A full jar of glass marbles literally jumped off the shelf.
The vintage window was purchased in Orange, California with my sista friend, Alice. A fun day was had by all.
Lovin’ the glass heart porthole!
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t “try” to do things. You simply “must” do things.” — Ray Bradbury
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.” — Pearl S. Buck