I Made a Stained Glass Star!

blue stained glass star hanging in living room window

And it only took 2Β½ hours!!! So I’ve been thinking about my next stained glass project ever since finishing my spider web last month. However, I haven’t had any time for stained glassing. Until today! They let us out of work 3 hours early [woohoo!], and since I’m not traveling for Thanksgiving [thank god] I headed down to my basement workshop the minute I got home.

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Circle Mosaic Paintings – Part 7: Emerald Green + Phase 2

working on my set of 4 circle mosaic paintings - acrylic on 5X5" gesso board

After work today I added some Emerald green, and by doing so, 2 of the 4 paintings are done! At least with Phase 1. To clarify, Phase 1 = getting each shape filled in with paint. Phase 2 = outlining some of the shapes. After adding the Emerald green, I moved on to Phase 2. First I lay my plastic circle template [the same one I used to draw the circles on my blank canvases] over the circles I wanted to outline.

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Circle Mosaic Paintings – Part 5: Raspberry

working on my set of 4 circle mosaic paintings - acrylic on 5X5" gesso board

Tonight I finally had time to work on my paintings again. It took 2Β½ hours just to add raspberry! Part of the problem was the color wasn’t opaque enough, so I had to apply 3 coats. Another problem was I ran out of my custom mixed color halfway through and had to mix another batch, color-matched to the first batch. Never the easiest thing! The raspberry I created was a mix of “Primary Red”, “Primary Blue”, & “Titanium White”.

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