I became so excited to discover a few antique home windows and I had numerous ideas for every of them but the first project I selected was to create a seascape. I amassed all of my sea glass, shells, sand, pebbles, beads, and many others. And set them out on my desk in conjunction with my vintage window.
Next I marked off my window from behind into thirds to present me a start and stop guiding principle for the seaside, ocean and sky. The other strains simply helped me with placement of some highlights that I’d add to the scene.
Along the front perimeter, wherein the timber met the glass I introduced painters tape as properly, to save you any silicone glue from getting onto the body.
I used silicone glue to spread over the bottom 0.33 of the glass to make sure I had a skinny, even layer aIl over I spread the silicone around with an antique buying courtesy card. You’ll see it below subsequent to my gloves on the table with a view to recognize what I’m referring to. All of the opposite seashore gadgets were glued on with silicone also.
I poured the sand over the whole lot generously, patted it into the glass firmly but cautiously after which shook off the excess exterior.
I found out that the shoreline typically has white edges from the waves so it truly is wherein I glued in some cod fish ears! Yes, I stated that efficiently…They’re called otholiths and my generous neighbour gave me a bag of them to apply for my crafts!
Onward now to the ocean in which I used seaglass in ocean blues and greens. Each piece was in my opinion glued and set in place in a mosaic style still remembering to hold it inside the 2nd 1/3 of the body!
Heh, you can not have an ocean with out a sailboat or two sailing alongside can you?
These are crafted from portions of China and dinnerware that I collected alongside the shoreline. No portions are alike so it takes a piece of experimenting to get the shards to resemble a sailboat.
Hmm, it desires a lighthouse too I thought so I once more glued the whole lot on with the silicone. I overlapped a few small pebbles for the rocky land. I used tiny red beads to shape the lighthouse and delicately positioned silver ones for the mild rays and a pitcher marble for the mild.
I idea the pink lighthouse could coincide with the little crimson crab within the opposite backside corner, isn’t always he lovely?
Here’s every other closeup to show you that some pieces of glass were overlapped to cover in any larger gaps.
0 Now was the time to fill within the very last 0.33 of the frame, the sky. I contemplated a way to do this for quite awhile and my very last idea changed into to color it on from in the back of. I flipped over the frame and taped alongside the wooden side and used a small piece of sponge and white chalk paint from Folk Art. I blotted it into the paint after which a paper towel because I barely desired any paint on it, I simply tapped on a few white, fluffy clouds.
1 I let that dry and then blended up a few dark acrylic blue paint into my lighter Folk Art blue chalk paint until I were given the favored periwinkle shade. In the identical way that I painted the white clouds I blotted the relaxation of the sky place with the blue. Your goal is NOT to give it whole insurance but use a mild hand to still have transparency in locations.
2 Now that the closing 0.33 turned into completed I gave it one final inspection and concept to feature a door to the lighthouse. Too, I observed spills of silicone on some rocks that made them look wet. I notion to myself…. Hmmm why no longer cover them all in order that if they may be above the pour floor they’ll appearance moist? I spread small quantities of silicone over the rocks with my gloved palms.
Getting geared up for the pour, you will need equal components of the two part epoxy to be measured and poured together and stirred nicely….Up to a few mins for this logo! Then they even suggest to pour it into some other field to make certain top mixing and stir some other few minutes!
* Safety First with protecting eyewear and gloves and a blanketed paintings region.
3 To put together your object in this example the image body youll want it in a dirt unfastened, warm, solid paintings location to make certain an excellent treatment over the subsequent forty eight- seventy two hours.
It is important that your paintings floor is stage, I made sure of this both period smart and width clever using my stage. You will want the bubble inside the degree to be in among the ones 2 center lines as seen within the photograph under.
4 Once I had the epoxy parts mixed properly and poured into all the crevices and corners it became time to eliminate any air bubbles. I used a warmness gun but the fish fry lighter worked exceptional too after I attempted it out.
5 Remember how I cited that I rubbed over the rocks with silicone to present them a moist appearance? Wellllllll……Look what took place! It appears exactly as if water splashed in over the rocks, why? Because epoxy does not stick with silicone so only a few droplets of it hardened onto the rocks….A total FLUKE! I adore it!!
6 Now to hold the art work I chose to apply braided rope, I tied a knot within the ends and stapled the rope into the window body.
7 I chose to hang it in my the front front above my the front door, you’ll word I actually have all the prisms eliminated from my chandalier? That’s an upcoming post because one innovative assignment constantly leads into any other!
Here is a closeup view for you to see it is striking onto a ship cleat.
I love how it grew to become out and I love where I even have it hung, as visitors leave they could see it coming down my stairway. The simplest problem now is I even have epoxy fever, extra ideas within the plans because I actually have plenty of epoxy left but, woo-hoo!
*Costs based totally upon already proudly owning the equipment and safety put on referred to that I used for this undertaking. Just epoxy and silicone have been bought to amount to the price of this task for me.