what i’ve got going on

Headed up to Paradise yesterday, to look at, and hopefully purchase, some windows that had been salvaged from an old house. The windows have become a hot commodity in the art community and are increasingly difficult to find for a reasonable price, and in a reasonable condition. Thank you Jim in Paradise for listing these beauties.

old windowsBecause I am a greedy hooker, I really wanted to buy them all, lol, but I restrained myslef. These will be used for a new art form, to me, called Glass-on-Glass Mosaics. It is exactly like mosaics, but instead of gluing to a board or concrete or table top, you glue to glass, and the light shines thru. I am intrigued with the process because I do not have to foil, nor solder. Most people grout the glass, but I am not in love with the idea, so will see what happens.

Must find a home in the garage for them, for the time being. Need to finish Jen’s gifts. and I’m sure there are a ton of other things that I “should” do, rather than play with glass. but whatever, lol, its a cool, overcast day…I’m playing with glass.

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~ by kellig on April 27, 2014.

3 Responses to “what i’ve got going on”

  1. I have a 4 or 5 great photos which would be great examples for you. Let me know if you want me to send them to you?

  2. A good starter tip to glass on glass is you can buy for super cheap window glass at Lowes and just get a few small pieces and then use cane to edge it out to get ready to hang it. That way you can play w/ the grout vs no grout look. I have just started to do glass on glass work myself

    brian

    • sweet, Brian!! thanks for the tip. I was thinking that I needed to do a couple smalls before I attempt one of the windows. i want to try different glues as well. do you have any pics of your work, that i could see? i love seeing other peoples stuff.

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