Monday, September 27, 2010

Glass Blocks Experiment

I had a couple glass blocks just sitting around and wanted to see what I could make. So, I spent the day working on them. I used 3 colors of acrylic paint, and sat for a couple of hours turning the blocks in different directions, which blended the paints in some areas and swirled them in other areas.

I am going to let them dry for a couple of days and then try a set of lights inside to see how it looks. My hope is it will shine through the thinner layers of paint and create a soft glow. I can see these being used as accent lights or night lights. If that does not work, I will use them as bookends.

I think these will be for sale soon, so if you are interested in ordering a set, let me know. You can provide the colors you would like used and I will make them up for you.

I will post pictures of the blocks with the lights to show you how they turn out.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Things to Look At

I know it seems like it has been forever since I posted any new work, so without further delay....


The table was a Goodwill purchase as was the rack underneath. I converted a $10 purchase into a portable wine table. What do you think?

I am donating this item to a local organization for their annual auction.

The following table is an experiment, which will end up as my personal coffee table. I am using a roadside freebie, masks, spray paint, Citra Solv treated paper for the butterflies and once it is all put together, I will pour the whole thing in epoxy to smooth out the top, so the surface is level.

I also finished up another experiment tonight with glass blocks. I will post pictures of those in their own post.

Hope you can see I have been busy and not ignoring you.