In my last post I showed you some of my gardening skillz. [stop laughing] Well the clean up continues and I will post more pictures another day. Today's post is about my mad glass sculpting skillz. In the last post, which I assume you have all read I explain how my sister's glass art inspired me and I showed a picture of my youngest awesome glass creation.
Youngest daughters sculpture [my dad made the chair]
Yesterday afternoon was the nicest day we have had this summer, full stop, and we finished the clean up in front of the house and after lunch spent the afternoon on the deck making more sculptures. It is very simple, just collect old pieces of glass in different shapes, sizes and colors. I went to Good Will and found some cool vases and plates for around a dollar apiece. We found a lot of glass cheap at The Christmas Tree Shop and at The Dollar Tree. Ideally it would be fun to shop yard sales and thrift shops like my sister but we wanted to accumulate fast so we could get started. I will save what we don't use and start collecting as I go from now on. I have saved the plate from my dead microwave [makes a great base].
My sister recommended Amazing Goop to use as glue and so far it has worked a charm. Goo Gone is also a must for removing the price tag... goo.
The pictures below are pretty self expanatory. There is no exact process, just keep trying things until you like what you have, then start gluing. We set the pieces aside, far from the cats to dry for a good 24 hours.
The glass collection
Trying different arrangements
We used some clear, colored glass stones for effect
Oldest daughter concentrating on her piece
Love the little one
The final project