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Glass on Glass 10 Pane

A 10-panel vintage window from Orange, California that survived the trip back to the Midwest. Pretty big window measuring 5′ feet x 2′ feet … which meant taking a bite out of my vintage glass collection.

The vintage windows desired for this art form should be sturdy with a thicker glass that doesn’t wiggle or show separation (rotting)  from the frame … not even a little bit.

I use E6000 Clear Adhesive to glue the glass to the glass, in a well ventilated room, with a wheeled tile cutter, a small hammer – on a sturdy surface – wearing safety glasses with a first aid kit near by … but not children or pets.  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.  

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

Clean the window with a vinegar & water mixture – a couple of times – and let it dry.  Glue glass pieces into place filling in with cut glass pieces, clear glass gems, marbles and the like …

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Work in a well ventilated area.

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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10 panes © mara lee

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Glass on Glass Reboot

The new studio is still under construction so we moved a little desk into the corner of the porch/laundry room/back entrance for now.  Thanks, Robbie.

Studio Design Working in a small space is challenging and limits the amount of available materials but it also forces tidiness and focus which are really good things.

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art Unfortunately – and fortunately – the earning a living and still unpacking things tend to get in the way of being a gypsy full time but I’m still having a blast getting there.

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art The truth is … my dream progress is still happening behind the scenes and I’m quite proud of myself for making the time to create a new glass on glass vintage window project and filming the whole thing.

My little sis watched the video, she liked it, laughed a little and was even inspired to start creating her own peace so … I’m going to film the ending this weekend and hand it off to RJM to finish the edit and publish. I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend!

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

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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!

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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