So following my (somewhat) successful attempt with Edvard Munch’s “Scream” I decided to keep going with my little hobby. This time I took one of my mum’s old candle holder’s and decided to transform into somewhat a bit more exciting.
So I decided to go with this funky mosaic pattern for this piece. I started out by taking a marker and randomly drawing squiggly segments all over the piece. This shouldn’t take you too long. Making the segments smaller will mean a little bit more work later and but it gives it much nicer look.
Next Step is to take the Glass Liner and carefully trace over your pattern. This took me a fair bit as I had to regularly stop because my hand kept cramping up. Don’t forget to do a line across the edges of the glass (in this instance the mouth and the opening of the neck) so that the paint doesn’t drip when you’re doing those sections later.
Step Three – Now its finally starting to look pretty! Start filling in the segments with the color or colors of your choosing. I used water based glass paints by Camel for this particular project. And I decided to go with one color across the piece, but you may want to mix it up a bit. If you work with water based paints though, remember to mix them as you paint/before you drop them onto the glass, for the best look.
And here we have the final look of it. Doesn’t it look nice? It took a damn while I’ll tell you. While the curves of the glass give it a nice look, they are a pain to fill in because you have to wait before each bit dries, angling it so it doesn’t drip or run.
But in the end, it was worth it! I can’t wait to start my next project – Stained Glass Deadpool!
So amidst the madness of moving house and the sheer frustration of having no wifi (thank god for my iPhone!), I had a particularly mad bout of insomnia. But all was not lost on this listless night and I was hit by the urge to do something productive.
Now how exactly does one be productive in the middle of the night without internet access? Cue shuffling through some boxes and finding my old glass paints and a near blank canvass to work on (admittedly I had done most of the lining for this particular piece years ago and then forgotten about it). So many hours and a sore back (and butt) later I have my own little version of one my favourite works of art – Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. While I won’t get into why I particularly adore this piece, suffice to say it’s flowing colours and fluid strokes just made it perfect for a glass painting.
Hopefully this is only the first of more to come (otherwise all the fresh supplies I just went out and bought were a waste!).