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Fishink Stained Glass Project

May 23, 2013

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You may remember the post on a the talented glass artist and follower of this blog Jane Littlefield.

You may also recall me saying that I was wanting to make a stained glass panel for my home. Well, Jane has very kindly offered to artistically ‘hand-hold’ me through the process and make this dream of mine actually happen. I can’t wait !

To give you a little background on the idea, this is where the panel will go, a selection of the beautiful colours we have to work with (I wanted something with an autumnal theme) and a visual of the final design I’ve developed.

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Jane suggested drawing the design out to scale and putting it on a grid to help keep it straight and balanced. The pink lines denote where the cuts in the glass will appear. The actual size will be 80.5 cms in width and 37.4 cms in height, so it’s a fair size.  When the weather is good, the sun does stream through the front door and into the hallway, so I’m eagerly anticipating how the colours from the glass will add to the warmth in the space. The walls are presently a dusky cream colour above the dado  rail, with more of an orangey-umber hue beneath, so I’m hoping that they should allow the glass colours to enrich the hallway too.

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I’ve been working on colourway ideas and last night, (with a little help from my friends) decided on the final idea for what colours will go where.

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I guess that the selections are a little literal in terms of the sky being blue and the earth green, but I preferred that as I think you can focus more on the design, rather than wonder why the grass is purple and the sky is orange and green lol. I’ll be off to meet Jane at her studio in about a weeks time so watch this space for more developments. How exciting !  You can catch up with what Jane is up to on her blog here.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2013 7:16 am

    oh Craig, what a lovely project!! I cannot wait to see the finished stained glass, ALL your colour combinations look so lovely! so hard to choose, I really like the sky in blue, oldfashioned eh? but the birds in blue look great too! Hope you finish it soon!

    • May 23, 2013 7:18 am

      Thanks Berenice, it’s a lovely chance to work on something creative in a new medium too. I can’t wait to actually make it too. Thanks for the positive feedback 🙂

  2. May 23, 2013 7:57 am

    Please do share your progress! This should be wonderful when it’s done.

    • May 23, 2013 8:38 am

      Thanks Cindi, I will post further news as soon as I’ve made some more progress. Thanks for your interest.

  3. May 23, 2013 5:40 pm

    Beautiful, as ever! Keep us updaetd on progress won’t you! xxxx

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