Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glass Art

 Glass Art rouge is very useful in removing scratches from glass. Take some jeweler's rouge on wool and polish the scratch in circular motion. Do not put any pressure on the glass or you may end up cracking or breaking it. After a few minutes clean the rouge to see whether the scratch is healed. Now mix some ammonia with water. 
Make sure to use gloves and safety glasses while handling ammonia. Clean the surface with this mixture and later, dry it with a towel.

Glass Painting Designs

Paint these on the glasses. Just try not to use a color that will clash with that of the wine. Your wine glasses will have a lovely makeover. Instead of wine glasses, you can try a similar experiment as one of many martini glass painting ideas too.

Try any of these, or some classic mosaic patterns on your windows. They'll look fabulous, especially, with the sun's rays filtering through the designs. Use the appropriate colors to enhance the beauty of this ancient art, that has been brought down through the ages.

Modern Glass Chandelier

Modern Glass Chandelier while the inclusion of colored glass crystal in lighting is nothing new, it is certainly growing. Just like the fascination with stained glass lighting as witnessed for over a century with reproduction Tiffany lighting, people continue to enjoy the decorative effects of colorful glass patterned lamp shades. 

Collections like the above mentioned Shonbek Geometrix, include appeal for both modern lighting design and sparkling color intermixed in the fixture.

Modern Glass Buildings

Modern Glass Buildings the Gothic period also, stained glasses were first used in the religious buildings only. As religious places were highly visited, stained glasses easily came into notice of the people and made them curious about this beautiful art form. Initially the religious stained glass windows were small in size thus, providing ample amount of light along with the beauty. 

Hence, the churches of the medieval period are rightly said to be the patrons of the stained glass windows. So, we can safely say that the window treatments are being used since Gothic period. In this era the conventional designs were converted to more complex iconography.

Modern Glass House

Modern Glass House casual home design is employed in a particular house situated in Bussum, Amsterdam in Netherlands. At the front it appears as a usual dwelling since the rear view contains most of its exciting features. The floor up to the ceiling are made up of glass, with a large terrace that overlooks a secluded, leafy backyard complete with a pool. This home modern, slanted-roof, angled-wall style definitely contrasted wonderfully with the adjacent 19th century villas. 

An underpass sloping below the house connects the front and the rear gardens, thus providing access to the basement and sheltered garage. This inconspicuous design focuses on the windows and the views afar.

Modern Glass

Modern Glass very first thing you want to do while purchasing a glass coffee table is to be absolutely certain that glass is the only way you want to go. Glass coffee tables are great and elite addition to any living room, but there are a few things to be aware of before purchasing glass tables.

Once you decide to purchase a glass coffee table there are many options to choose from as well as from where to buy. It doesn’t matter from where you decide to purchase the glass coffee table make sure that you check out auction sites to see wide range of glass coffee tables available in the market with their prices.

Designer Glass Doors

Designer Glass Doors blinds are not commonly used for doors as there are certain difficulties related to it. Firstly, when these blinds roll up horizontally, they can stack at the top of the door and come in the pathway. Sometimes the doors are made high enough in order to avoid this. Secondly the cords of the horizontal blinds are longer in length and can stack in the doorway. Both these features can be bothersome. 

On the brighter side, if you come across blinds made of advanced technology, you can overcome these simple difficulties. When used for bringing in light or sunlight to the room, the horizontal blinds for sliding glass doors are more convenient then the vertical ones.

Designer Glass Table

Designer Glass Table of the most easy to clean kitchen backsplash idea is using a full sheet of glass. This will basically skip the use of small tiles and grout, hence, providing a plain surface. You have many options in this, like installing a designer glass sheet. 

You can have a decorative glass sheet having designs at two corners. Here are more backsplash tile ideas.

Designer Glass Frames

Designer Glass Frames latest trends in eyeglass frames 2010 is a unisex appeal. The best eyeglasses frames 2010 are made of plastic. The eyeglass frames with large lens and thin plastic frame are in fashion. You can even go in for the two-toned plastic frames. 

You can try the eyeglass trends 2010, wherein the upper half is black in color and lower half is colorless plastic. This will give your eyeglass frame appear like semi-rimless glass frames. 

Designer Frames

Designer Frames current eyeglasses trends 2010 include the plastic and metal combo. You can have the best of two worlds with these combo frames in eyeglasses and sunglasses. They are a bit over sized like the 80's eyeglass frames and look very trendy in today's fashion sense. The retro is back with eyeglass frames inspired from the small and narrow frames of the 1940's. These retro frames really help accentuate your features and make you look sharp and trendy.

 The retro is back with eyeglass frames inspired from the small and narrow frames of the 1940's. These retro frames really help accentuate your features and make you look sharp and trendy.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Glass painting outline

Glass painting outline The piece of glass chosen for glass painting should have a smooth, plain and clear surface. Printed glass and designed surfaces should not be used, as the painting will not be prominent then. Since natural oils from the hands tend to smudge the glass surface, it is advisable to put on surgical or latex gloves while handling the glass piece.

Stained glass patterns

Stained glass patterns Once the outline has dried completely, the painting is ready to be adorned with the vibrant glass paints. Depending on the design of the painting, the paints are to be chosen. Glass paints come in bottles with a user-friendly nozzle, which allows one to apply the paint directly onto the glass.

 However, if the glass paint is available in wide-mouth bottles, then the paint can be applied using a regular watercolor brush (a thin one). Stir the bottles well before use, and never mix them with water, as water thins the paint.

Stained glass painting designs

Stained glass painting designs Make the desired design on the drawing paper and trace it on the plastic sheet with a black permanent marker. Turn over the sheet to avoid rubbing off the outlines. Copy the outline on the reverse side of the glass just the way you did it during stained glass painting. The only difference is that it is on the reverse side of the glass. Use glitter paints to highlight the outlines.  

The steps are similar to the stained glass painting. The reverse glass painting would look beautiful if hung on a window with sunlight allowed to pass through it. 

Door glass painting

Door glass painting It is recommended to apply primer before using the actual paint. The primer helps in bonding paint to the door. Tools that are used for painting include brushes and rollers. Brushes give better control than rollers. So it is recommended to prefer brushes over rollers. Gloss finish and satin paints give a nice look to doors. 

One can paint doors either by removing them off the hinges or without displacing them at all. If the door is to be painted in its place, it is advisable to paint the parts adjoining to the handle at last. It facilitates opening and closing the door easily. Read more on faux painting.

Glass painting ideas

Glass painting ideas Painting on glass is different from painting on a book. They are different ways to paint on glass, ranging from using traditional oil paints to specialized glass paints. Traditional glass painting is painting done on the surface of a glass sheet. Faux painting is a very convenient form of painting the interiors of the house which not only is do it yourselfer type of work but also adds an exceptional look to the entire room.

’s a great way of creating a soothing and pleasant atmosphere around the room. Faux painting can be done with many techniques such as sponging, rag rolling, dragging etc depending upon the type of the surface. Each technique has its own individual specialty and needs that extra tools and materials.

Bullet Proof Glass

Bullet proof glass gained prominence in World War II and since then they've been extensively used in government buildings, corporate offices, banks, shopping stores, post offices, churches and schools for security reasons. In movies, we all must have seen bullet proof glass for cars, vehicles etc.Security is one of the main concerns of modern business, and few companies do not have at least one guard looking after their interests and patrolling the buildings as a deterrent to would be criminals.