Monday, May 23, 2011
Bring the Outdoors In--follow up!
We taped the pattern to the top half of the window on the outside and began the Redi-Leading process. She was amazed that you could create an outline with strips that were all the same width (1/8") and had adhesive on the back--without having to squeeze them out of the bottle and let them dry first. We used a GG razor cutting tool to trim and fit the strips together at the proper points. The touched up the connections with Liquid Leading. Rebecca was impressed by how easy the process wast and it went quickly. When we got to the bottom pane, we had to transfer to the front of the glass with graphite paper because of the screen on the outside. But it didn't take long. We leaded in the morning, had lunch, and then painted in the afternoon. It was fun and exhausting at the same time. I had to leave about 3pm, but Rebecca forged on alone and finished the painting at 5:30. It was a warm day and the paint dried really quickly. By the time it got dark, the window was mostly dry. We had completely made over her door in just one day! IT IS GORGEOUS!
Congratulations, Rebecca, you've graduated to the next level of GG stardom. Last month, you learned to squeeze out your own Liquid Leading outlines and then you did your first big panel of your own design (the angel). Now you've finished a vertical window technique application. What will you do next. (more--and different--that's what I do.)
How about you, readers????? If you are a Gallery Glass crafter and have not done a vertical window-----what are you waiting for? Let's get started.