and she can’t find her glue …
Used a simple 8 x 10 white picture frame from Ikea … glued the piece of glass into the frame (with Weldbond) and let it dry overnight.
The little glass fish dish was the catalyst … the rest of the glass pieces were magically glued into place with Clear e6000 adhesive.
Doesn’t look like much but …. In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. ~Aaron Rose
Shadows only mean that there is light nearby. Go to the light …
Feeling very accomplished this week. All is good.
as always … work in a well ventilated room when using toxic adhesives and always wear safety glasses when working with glass!
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)