Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekly Challenge #54 - Purple


One of my other passions is making stained glass pieces, and when my eye caught on a purple candle front that I had done several years ago - I had an Ah Ha! moment, and decided to try tangles on the glass. I discovered two things about tangling on glass: 1. the Micron ink smudges really easily and 2. I'm not a photographer, so I couldn't find a place that showed light through the glass, but also showed how purple the glass is. Though it looks rather pink, you'll have to take my word for it that the glass is quite purple. Interesting experiment and I'll now start looking for better ink because you can bet I'll be adding tangles to some of my future stained glass pieces!

12 comments:

Amy said...

Sue, this is lovely! I'm glad to hear you will be tangling more on your glass pieces...can't wait to see more!
Try MicroPerm pens and IDenti-Pens, both by Sakura. They are permanent inks that dry quickly on non-porous surfaces. MicroPerms are designed specifically for non-porous surfaces; they feel a lot like a Micron, which is nice. Here's a link to the Sakura page that highlights this pen: http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/Pen-permanent-ink
The IDenti-Pen come with a dual tip,both of which are thicker than the MicroPerm. Here's a link:
http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/Marker-permanent
I bought mine at Jerry's Art-a-Rama, since we have one here in town. I enjoy using these pens on dominoes. --Amy in TN

Sue said...

Amy, Thanks for your comments and the advice on pens, I will certainly look into seeing where I can get them in Toronto.! Much appreciated.

Terrie said...

So cool - I think you improved an already charming candle holder! Great idea/....

Zentangle said...

Amy this is beautiful.

I learned stained glass from a (very) old master, many years ago....and I remember that in researching some techniques...church windows in particular, that they used to draw on the glass (mostly the faces and things they had in their hands) and somehow fire it to make the "etch" permanent. Am I remembering it right? It may be a very cool way to do a large window.

Very cool!.....Maria

Natascha said...

This is very nice!!!!

Tricia, CZT said...

Lovely tangles on your glass piece. Very talented lady, you are!

Janet said...

Beautiful - it's great you were able to marry two loves. I want to try etching some tangles on my fused glass pieces. Someday. Well done.

Karen Lynn said...

This is a very beautiful piece. I love the tangling on the stained glass.

Erin said...

Wow, what a neat idea to tangle on the stained glass. I love how this turned out!

Julie Enstall said...

Stunning

Sue Clark said...

Beautiful!

Tinkered Art said...

Lovely - I'm guessing it's also pretty cool with the candle light shining through - great idea!