and she can’t find her glue …
playing the circle photo challenge
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. – Pierre Corneille
Start with a sturdy picture frame, any size, with a glass insert. This one is from Ikea.
Clean the glass and then glue the glass into the frame. Let it dry.
Then … Carefully smear Weldbond adhesive on the back of your bits and pieces.
You have some working time to move them around.
*You can use E6000 adhesive in a well ventilated area ... just don't get it on your fingers. E6000 is not recommended when working with children.
… SMEAR being the operative word … and it should dry clear in a day or two.
Sometimes not … if you don’t smear.
Puddles of Weldbond usually won’t dry clear. Kapeesh?
Let it dry for a day or two.
You can grout the piece, if you want to.
Since this one sits in the window … I prefer not to.
Because then it looks like this …
and the beat goes on … peace!
Found this 10-panel vintage window in Orange, California and was grateful that it survived the trip back to the Midwest. It’s a big window at 5′ feet x 2′ feet and took quite a bite out of my vintage glass collection. When I select vintage windows for glass on glass window projects, I look for a really sturdy window frame with good, hopefully heavier glass that doesn’t wiggle .. not even a little bit. This window was very sturdy, the glass was awesome and it had really cool hinges that I left alone.
I used E6000 Clear Adhesive to glue the glass to the glass, in a well ventilated room, and used a wheeled tile cutter to cut smaller pieces of glass, while wearing safety glasses with a first aid kit near by. 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.
First, I cleaned the entire window with a vinegar & water mixture and let it dry. Started to cut the glass pieces for fill in and laid out a first pass design. Made the decision to not glue it down during the design. Shoulda.
The universe is very good to me and next time … I’m going to call all my angels and trust myself to glue the glass pieces on my first pass.
Glass on Glass – 10 Panes – Private Collection
- 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)