Stained glass has been with us for over a thousand years. People are fascinated by the beauty of light that passes through the art and the visible radiation of light into a room. Most individuals think of the traditional cathedral and church windows.
Stained glass artwork was created to help communicate stories to the masses of folks who could not read. Books and other written works were restricted for the few and weren’t available to the general public. The artists assembled pieces of glass paintings that were held together with lead to tell religious stories or to portray spiritual beings.
Nowadays, stained glass kits are available and there are many books about this subject. As an artist and craftsman you have the choice of using selected materials for small or large jobs based upon your skill level and tool choices.
There are many projects that may be carried out with stained glass. Expenses will be determined by your selection and Iguana Control.
Stained Glass Project Ideas:
Interior décor of homes and offices to compliment with light, artwork, and color
Exterior windows to permit sunlight to stream through artwork highlighting a room with light, mood, and energy. .
Home decor – lamps, mirrors, panels, room dividers, and containers
Glassware and dinnerware
Interior and exterior containers
Wall hangings and other artwork pieces
Hand tools and electrical tools might be used. More often than not hand tools are most often employed. If you decide that this hobby may develop into a business then electrical tools would be necessary to speed production.
There are a few hazards working with glass and if you would like to avoid this medium other materials could be substituted.
Acrylic panels: Buy a transparent acrylic sheet and transparent paints made for stained glass program. Upon completion of the project its appearance will be very similar to glass. It will add beauty to the home interior, is less costly, saves time, and safer than real glass.
Plexiglas: is also an acrylic but is made stronger and will cost more than standard acrylic but it has a longer life than actual glass and not as expensive.
Glass paint and faux top: paints which can be utilized are enamel and formulated acrylic tints designed for glass. Lead trimming is used in conventional work. Faux leading is fake and available as a liquid or paste.
Colored tissue paper
Melted pony beads