Starry Starry Night GOG Window

chinatreasuresMarch 18, 2012

Here's the window, glass and pattern for the GOG.

And here's the progress I made today (it took a little time trying to find that snake that slithered in my work area - never found him and was a little jumpy all day!!)

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fldirt

Looking good! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 11:13PM
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texaswild

Oh, those teensy details to follow. This one w/be insteresting to watch.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 9:37AM
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cathyscache

gonna be another wonderful piece!!!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 12:13PM
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toomuchglass

I love the flow .... can't wait to see it done :)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 12:18PM
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ItsmeChickadee

It looks good! You and I are inspired by the same painting. I'm working on a piece right now that's ridiculously hard and fussy that I'm calling "Reach for the Stars". It's a mosaiced hand that's a bit influenced by Van Gogh. I'll try to post some photos later.
Becky

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 12:40PM
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mattie_2008

Excellent! Very nice and will look forward to more pics.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 1:22PM
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Calamity_J

What a great start!!! Thanks for sharing the work in progress pics, I recently looked thru CanadianSquirrelly's album and she has a cobalt GOG that is making me wanna do a GOG soon!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 12:03AM
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emtnest

That's going to be so beautiful!!! Let's see more!!!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 2:12PM
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Bon22

What adhesive did you end up using? and do you like it?

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 11:35PM
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ernie85017

More pictures!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 2:12PM
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chinatreasures

So sorry I haven't posted an update. I'm using Maryland Mosaic's glue. I finished the bottom half last night and took the paper pattern off. Here's a picture of the entire window and a few close ups:

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 10:49AM
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oldcrafty

GORGEOUS!!!!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:22AM
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Calamity_J

WOW! Amazing! So Dark and Mysterious!!! Good Job! Can't wait to see the upper panels done...ohhh this is Good!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 12:05PM
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ItsmeChickadee

Way cool. I love doing GOG. Can't wait to see the top part too.
Chickadee

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 1:34PM
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texaswild

I'm absolutely blown away w/this. It's outstandingly GORGEOUS. Man, are you talented. Like the above mentioned I anxiously await the work on the upper part - Vincent's swirls. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I can't WAIT to see how you do those. Such beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 7:32PM
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nanatricia

Yes yes yes to what every one said!!!!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 10:49PM
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chinatreasures

Thank you everyone! I'll keep y'all posted with updates.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 3:40PM
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cathyscache

Absolutey STUNNING China!!!!! WOOOOOWWWWOOOOOWW!!!!! Love it!!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:31PM
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ernie85017

Vincent would be so proud.
Are you cutting each little piece with a hand cutter?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 4:52PM
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fldirt

That is amazing! Can't wait for more pictures.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 10:22PM
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chinatreasures

Hi all. Thank you. Not much progress since we had to go out of town the past 2 weekends. Hopefully I'll get a lot more done this week.

Yes, ernie85017, each piece is cut by hand. I score about four to six 1/4" strips from a sheet of glass and snap those strips as a whole from the sheet. Then I score the strips about 3/4" apart. After that, I just use my running pliers to snap all the pieces apart. It's amazingly quick!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 2:09PM
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chinatreasures

Updated photo. Not happy with the moon and surrounding yellow. Do y'all think after I grout in dark gray/black there will be more contrast?

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 10:10AM
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silvamae

So far the upper right panel is my favorite! Can't wait to see the final result!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 10:14AM
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chinatreasures

I finally glued the last piece on and will be ready for grout this weekend.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 3:02PM
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texaswild

Absolutely outstanding. I don't know how you do this kind of beautiful work. LOVE the church. It's beautiful just as it is - can't tell it isn't grouted. Vincent w/be pround

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 5:25PM
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Keana

OMG...that is beautiful! I have an old chippy window waiting. Never thought to draw on paper and put it behind. What a great idea!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 8:24PM
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Calamity_J

WhooHoo...you are on the home stretch!!! Good job! Such nice colors!!!I just love that church!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:19AM
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loribee2

WOW that's ended up amazing! Beautiful work!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:52AM
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chinatreasures

Finally finished! These are so hard to photograph! I didn't like the original moon so I replaced it with a yellow for more contrast - much happier with it. The frame is actually white and I decided to leave it "shabby". I must say I'm pretty pleased since this is my first GOG (but not first mosaic) and I'll definitely be doing more.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 4:35PM
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texaswild

Absolutely magnificent. Professional mosaic work, and I love the whole design. I know you must be very proud of this wonderful work of art. Can't believe it's your first GOG - what a beautiful job you did.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 5:43PM
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loribee2

Gorgeous! So much detail, what an amazing amount of patience you have. It really looks lovely with the light shining through it like that!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 9:19PM
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emtnest

Beautiful Chinatreasures!!! It really flows!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 11:42PM
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bettycbowen

This is very beautiful and so well done. I agree the new moon is best. Congratulations.

My middle school art students have a hard time "reading" the big tree in the foreground of this painting as a tree without prompting. There is often somebody who thinks it is a monster going down to eat people in the village. (we don't have elementary level art obviously)

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 8:19PM
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chinatreasures

Thank you everyone! I was really stumped when I started this as I wasn't sure how to do the bushes on the right side. Someone here did a little tutorial on their blog showing how to make the curved pieces (she used them for fur on animal portraits) and they were perfect for the bushes and rolling hills. I wish I could remember who to credit with that tutorial. Does anyone know who that is?

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 9:58PM
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texaswild

Could it have been EMPTNEST? She did several GOGs on windows. I'm still in awe on this project. The andamento is really important in this piece, and yours is perfect.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 7:10AM
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SadieSadie

AMAZING!! Just gorgeous!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 1:43PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Simply amazingly gorgeous!!!

What a wonderful piece of work!! Hard to believe it's your first GOG.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 3:33PM
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barbfrizzell1955

Beautiful window!

Cacbeary did a tutorial on her blog showing how she cut her glass using wheeled nippers for her lion. Took a while to find it but here it is. You need to scroll down to the bottom to see her technique

http://themosaicobsession.blogspot.com/search/label/Wheeled%20nippers

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 11:16AM
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Calamity_J

I can't believe I haven't commented...musta been one of those times that the forum was acting funny and not letting me post....ever get that? Anyhoo, LOVE this! I just love GOG and this one is super!!! Looks so good all grouted. I am such a fan of the grouting GOG! I am helping a freind make his first GOG, it is gonna be a enneagram. He has this awesome round frame! I look forward to seeing another GOG from you!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 10:31AM
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nancita

Well, I am speechless at the beauty of your work. I only wandered over to this forum to see about either purchasing a stained glass for apstairs window and/or to get advice about doing so. What a beautiful surprise.
We were in Belgium last summer and went to see Van Gogh's work, but not Starry Night, my favorite.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 4:05PM
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pjaxson

I'm so jealous! I will be willing to pay a lot for that ;)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 10:53AM
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