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!
I found this 10-panel vintage window in Orange, California. It survived the drive back to the Midwest – on top of the truck – and measures 5′ x 2′ feet. The window has a sturdy frame and the glass is in great shape plus … it has really cool hinges that I’ll leave as is. Considering how long this took to create I may have to keep this piece and find a place for it in the cabin. It’s a favorite!
Cleaned the entire window with vinegar & water and let it dry. Started to cut the glass pieces and create the design. Made the decision to not glue it down during the design.
Next time … I’m going to trust myself and glue the glass as I’m laying out the design.
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)