Our lovely neighbors took down part of their fence a while back and I was the lucky recipient of the wood. I’ve been inspired by a lot of the silhouette art I’ve been seeing and am very happy with how these turned out!
Since I am incapable of drawing anything other than circles and squares – I founds some silhouette’s online, sized them and used them to trace a pattern on to the wood. The best way to do this is to cover the back of the printed paper with white chalk, put it on the wood, trace and you have a white outline of whatever you traced and then paint it in.
My daughter Morgan even did the mountain one once the tracing was all done – I love her signature the best.. “MOMO!”
I’ve been really enjoying finding uses for some reclaimed lath from a wall we tore down in our 100 year old home. I had some left over license plat scraps from the United States license plate project, so I combined the two into this!
I can honestly say, even I was surprised out nice this turned out, I wasn’t sure I’d get the right effect as I was a bit skeptical with glue and thick glass pieces, but I truly love how this turned out! Most of all, I love that 3 of my kids designed this and put thought and time into the project and were able to see this piece of art now hanging as a focal point in our home.
I’ve seen some old windows on Pinterest using old stained glass pieces or any glass pieces for that matter and turned into a great mosaic “stained” glass effect. After doing a bit of research, and having all the kids help design the layout. We cruised through this fun and rewarding project!
Here’s the supplies and steps I took to make our “stained glass” Mosaic on an old window.
Old window ( I purchased mine at Earthwise in Sodo Seattle) pick one that looks interesting to you, I liked ones with multiple panes.
Sand paper (if you want to sand down the frame at all this is optional)
Chain if you want to raise/lower the window after hanging (optional)
Step 1: Clean and Sand as desired on the windows and get the glass as clean as possible. Here is the window the day I found it!
Step 2: Get all your glass bits together and have the kids (or yourself) lay out on the design on the window. In this project, I had each of the girls get 2 “panes” of glass to decorate. The kids designed and redesigned many times. The Middle of the window, I did this with Maddy and we decided on a “sun” type of design.
Step 3: Get your E600 glue out and start gluing down all the pieces. This takes a bit of time and you’ll want at least 34-48 hours of dry time before doing the grout.
Step 4: Prepare and grout the window, let set for 24-48 hours and spray with a nice acrylic or polyurethane spray/sealer.
Step 5: Screw in the Eye Hooks and Screw in Hook and hang that window!