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Giant Glass Explosion Redo

THROW BACK THURSDAY another blast from the past … 

The antique cupboard was loaded to the brim with vintage glass objects waiting and wanting.

My goal was three glass on glass windows by month’s end and I took pics. Bravo!

glass on glass window
Green Gables – Private Collection
Glass on Glass
Green Gables – Glass on Glass
Glass Window Art
Green Gables – Glass on Glass
Glass Window Art
Green Gables – Private Collection
glass on glass window
one of the three pieces. fini’
glass on glass art © mara lee
sun,moon and stars. © mara lee

Glass on Glass Art Project Disclaimer: Try not to cut yourself, always wear safety glasses and pick a different project to do with the kids.

Great looking pics in two clicks, thanks to PicMonkey's photo editing tools

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Project #2

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.  

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

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.

You don't find inspiration. It finds you.

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.

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

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glass on glass
10 panes © mara lee

Great looking pics in two clicks, thanks to PicMonkey's photo editing tools