My second commission this year...a woman ordered an abstract in blues, and is planning to give this window to her husband for a birthday gift. The first photo shows the window before the grouting stage. The window frame is actually white, but it shows black here because I'm taking a photo facing the sun.
|here is the window before the grouting stage|
The grouting stage is always a leap of faith for me. I have learned (from a glass group on flickr.com) to tape the edges of the window before adding the grount. Duh. Sometimes I just don't think of the obvious things that might make things easier. I used to add the grout without taping the insides of the frame, and then I would need to add another coat of paint after I grouted. Now I add painter's tape before I grout, and it save a LOT of time.
|the grouting process is always a leap of faith for me|
Covering up the glass with black grout makes my heart pound, and gives me a lot of anxiety! I have learned to have faith that it will all work out in the end. In the above photo, I have started to wipe the grout off on the bottom of the window.One time I grouted a window, and forgot to go back and wipe off the grout while it was still damp...let me tell you, it was a huge amount of work to get the grout off the glass (and it was a commissioned piece, so I couldn't just dump it!)
|the final product with the light shining through|
I just love the look of coloured glass with the light shining through!
|shown here with the light coming from the front...can you see the iridescent glass and the textures?|
|another photo showing the textured and iridescent glass|