The amazing thing is that as intricate as the shading is--it doesn't come close to the grace and beauty of Tiffany's original--and he did it all with colored glass, not paint. Amazing!
My First Gallery Glass Love - Framed Art
Now to make this short story much longer. It was 1978 and my four year old daughter, Renee, got a dollhouse for Christmas from Grandma. I had coached her well because I REALLY wanted to build one for us. It had a 2" dormer window in the eve of the roof and I was determined to find some medium that would create a miniature stained glass piece--to SCALE (the magic word in Miniature Land). I went to a hobby store and bought my first glass paint. It was called GREAT GLASS in those days and was solvent based. I chose one of my favorite leaded glass tulip designs and squeezed out the shapes onto a piece of glass, and painted it with the eye droppers. All the time thinking that I wasn't going to be happy with it--at all-- because I was a "glass snob". The next morning, I put the REAL leaded glass piece and the Great Glass piece up in the window --side by side. And guess what?! Ha! You couldn't tell the difference. That was the beginning of a long and ardent love affair between me and glass painting. If I could make a framed art piece in 30 minutes instead of 2 weeks, it was definitely worth my time. Since that day, I have never stopped. This blog will prove it. There is no end to my passion for the art.
Giddy Up Gallery Glass
Clowning Around for Kids
You will find the pattern in the "Project Categories" list under Patterns and Color Keys. Also For your convenience, if you are ready to create this joyful decoration, and would like to order these specific supplies in a kit with the pattern included--ready to lead--check out our exclusive clown kit under the "Project Category" listing. Clown kit is available both leaded and un-leaded.