Glass on glass WIP

meadelDecember 10, 2013

Hello everyone !
Very long time no see !
I started this window a few years ago and thought I'd be done by the holidays..but they're creeping up so fast again,

This is based on A Fraktur design . I'm pretty clueless on what I'm going to do with the background. I have a lot of leaves planned and some more small flowers at the bottom but that's as far as I thunk it.
Suggestions welcome :-)

lol-- I have some clear scrap in the dishwasher now,! I hope it's not frit when I take it out !

Here is a link that might be useful: WIP

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silvamae

Meadel, I thought you were gone from this board for good! Welcome back!!!

Wow, your design is lovely. I would suggest pale green on bottom, fading up to pale blue on top.

It will be beautiful, no matter what you decide to do!

And scrap in the dishwasher? Tell me more.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 2:55PM
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meadel

I've lurked in and out. This was the first message board I was ever on! Would never be gone for good. It's like coming home. You're the friendliest bunch on the web!

I like your idea! I'm determined to use the horde of glass I have, though it never seems that I have the color I want !!

I have a bucket of clear that was filthy , dusty and gross from being in the basement..so I stuck it in the dishwasher.

It's running and I don't hear crunching..so I hope it's all good.
I just had a bleach accident and don't want another mess to clean up!!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:39PM
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meadel

Ps..the glass came out so nice and clean !
I'm going to haul the rest of it up ...someday :-/

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 5:15PM
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wackyweeder

I have seen a lot of glass on glass mosaics recently with clear textured glass backgrounds and Ive found I like that look. something to think about.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 6:46PM
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nicethyme

oooOo i love that Meadel and I agree with WW

plus I'm a fan of just diffusing the light for the background - like that icey looking clear from Youghi

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 4:58PM
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meadel

Thanks, that's one of the reasons I was cleaning off my scrap. I wish I could afford the Youghi but at $13+ a small sheet?? Yikes.
I need another road trip there!
I just saw a video on making your own gluechip. (It's too much work :-/ )Remember our faux gogh experiments ?! Fun

Here is a link that might be useful: Glue chipping

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 8:21PM
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wackyweeder

I forgot to say how much I loved your mosaic too!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 9:58PM
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nicethyme

lol yeah I love the whole glue chip thing, but not really liking using animal glues! I just got 10 small sheets of GC for 99 cents each - had to spend 25 to get my saw belt shipped! so let me know if you want any GC - I'll share.

Susan and I will likely get back up to Yough in the spring if you want anything then I grab it for ya

    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 2:41PM
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concretenprimroses

That is soooo darn lovely. And the baby birds -adorable!
Have you done more?
Kathy

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 10:06AM
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meadel

I did a minuscule amount. I was just thinking about doing more today.
It's been so cold in my basement that I couldn't work ...it's warmer today :-)
Thanks for asking and prompting me to get dressed and 'get it done'
I appreciate all your comments.@NT jealous of your future trip to Youghi. Although I still have a lot of what I purchased on my trips there..I now think of the things I should have gotten.lol

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 9:19AM
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nicethyme

I found putting a dehumidifier in my basement generates some heat in the space for me to be comfortable.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 2:32PM
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meadel

I have one too and a small heater. Still to cold down there today.
Another reason to hate winter.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 4:19PM
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brokenbitmosaics

I back paint a lot of the clear glass that I use. Don't know if that would help you out or not.

Love it! Can't wait to see a finished picture.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 11:03AM
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meadel

Minor update. I needed to look at some color today.
Hopefully , I'll get to the background soon!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:38PM
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barbfrizzell1955

Much better than looking at that snow in the background!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 4:04PM
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silvamae

Lovely! Wonderful color.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 11:01AM
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Calamity_J

Meadel, this is adorable!!! Inspiring!!!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 1:20AM
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meadel

A little progress. Sorry for the crummy pics.
I've a lot more to do including painting the frame. From Fraktur mosIc wip

From Fraktur mosIc wip

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 3:15PM
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meadel

Ps. Thanks for the kind comments. :-)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 3:16PM
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texaswild

Absolutely gorgeous. The background is perfect for showing off these wonderful designs.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 7:55AM
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brokenbitmosaics

I love it. I have several old windows....they are on that to do list.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 11:21AM
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meadel

Thanks.i really appreciate the feedback!
This is so far from my original idea. I'm kind of winging it and am trying to use the glass I've been hoarding instead of buying new. (so hard to resist)
I'm still undecided on the border area.
I'm so determined to get this done and off my work desk.I've new ideas that are screaming to get done .

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 12:12PM
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concretenprimroses

VEry pretty. Nice flowers.
Kathy

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 6:53PM
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Calamity_J

Luv luv luv!!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 1:21AM
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Calamity_J

I had to come back to this...it is so attractive! YES, I remember the van gogh glass, I just mentioned it on another thread! Oh I hear ya about the glass hoarding!!! I just relapsed and bout another couple hundred dollars of glass...arg!!!! BAD JANE!!! BUT having said that...I do have plans for it, it will be part of my GOG front door, so do need some attractive stuff...just too bad the attractive stuff is $24 a sq foot!!! I have a bunch of windows and a bunch of clear glass, so am thinking of painting the glass and doing up some of the windows(window hoarder too) to sell at a garden center that is selling my stuff(Klinger talked me into putting my stuff in there). Anyhoo, I will be checking on this lil pc of eye candy of yours...so inspiring!!! ;-)

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 1:12PM
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meadel

Thank you Kathy and Jane.
You're feedback means a lot!
Pardon the crummy ipad pics. I can't seem to find my SD card!

I'm still plugging away. Here's today's progress.
From Fraktur mosIc wip

This post was edited by meadel on Fri, Apr 4, 14 at 18:23

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 6:20PM
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meadel

Jane.. A couple HUNDRED ! (You go girl) !ðÂÂÂ
I can relate to the window hoarder thing. I have a bunch too and this is only my first. I think I'm going to give some away. not really liking the size...
I think I need smaller projects. !

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 6:27PM
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concretenprimroses

Its stunning!
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 8:40PM
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meadel

Thanks ,Kathy ! Now on to the border :-/ I hope it doesn't take a year ..

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 6:06PM
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Calamity_J

Are you going to grout this? It is sooo perfect!! PLZ don't take a year!!! lol! I wanna see it soon!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 1:40PM
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emtnest

Hi Lori, your window is amazing..love it ...so airy and springy...I just finished up a gog that I started probably 3 yrs ago...I'll post it...I haven't been around here in a long time either..

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 10:31PM
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meadel

Thanks again. I do plan on grouting most likely with black. I've considered multicolors, but I think I'm not up to that much work!
The border design has been killing me. I've done a couple and then ripped them off.
This was going to be a peacock with a floral border. I changed my mind thinking it was too ambitious. I'm a fool..I would have been done by now. I had a plan!! :-/

Anywho. This is what I'm coming up with. From Fraktur mosIc wip

And his is my loose plan.(colors not true to life) I don't think it will be so rainbowey. Top is still under consideration...
And the L snapped corners are still a mystery !
I was going to just put multicolored squares all around. Sheesh.. From Fraktur mosIc wip

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 1:02PM
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meadel

It needs a cleaning and a few repairs and frame need painting but it's done.
Took forevah! From Fraktur mosIc wip

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 8:16PM
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loribee2

Wow, that is absolutely amazing! Beautiful work! I think if it was in my house, I'd just sit and stare at it all day.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 9:11PM
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texaswild

This is probably the most beautiful window I have EVER seen. I hope you'll enter it in some contests and juried shows.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 8:15AM
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meadel

Thanks Lori and Slo!! I â¤ï¸Â
I've never entered a contest or shows. I may try.
I based this bird on a fraktur by a Pa. Artist. I did ask permission and she agreed (as long as I don't sell it )
I sent her a pic, but haven't heard back yet. I do hope she likes it.
Thanks again all for the encouragement and complements.
Lori M

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 10:33AM
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toomuchglass

GASP ...... It's gorgeous !!!! I love to see in progress pictures !

**** I still have a bunch of those faux van gogh tiles we made !!!! I got so many ideas from them . Ahhhh memories :)

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 4:06PM
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emtnest

Wowza did it ever turn our gorgeous over the top!!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 4:31PM
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texaswild

I suppose the artist meant not to sell the design, but you're free to sell the window.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 9:09AM
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oldcrafty

OH MY that is over the top gorgeous!!! I agree I'd be doing a lot of sitting and looking at this beauty!!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 12:22PM
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brokenbitmosaics

Beautiful. Work to be proud of.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 4:21PM
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meadel

Thanks all ,!I appreciate your kind words :-)
I'm going to paint the frame and try to find the best way to hang it.
Hoping I don't break it trying .
Now to clean the workspace after months of neglect. Ugh

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 8:27AM
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Mags438

Wow! Just wow!

I hoard old windows too! DH hates it! I'm such a dumpster diver when I'm in my creative moods.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 4:42PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

meadel, that is absolutely stunning. My gosh. A little speechless.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 8:17PM
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nicethyme

never saw this one wrap up, dayum!!!! that's really gorgeous

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 7:52PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

I know this took you a long, long time to start and finish and it took me maybe 15 minutes to look at all your pictures, but WOW! That is some of the nicest work I've ever seen! It's a stunner!

I have a window that I did a few years ago. It's heavy and I couldn't figure out how to hang it. I ended up just putting it on the window sill against a window in my family room. It not only looks neat with the light coming through, but it ended up being a nice barrier from looking at the neighbor's yard/deck! Win win!

Again, yours is just beautiful!! I love it.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 6:24PM
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