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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Art Nouveau Inspired Glass Piece

I purchased some frames to frame some of my art.  Since my art is three dimensional I didn’t need the glass so I decided use it as a base (its 3 ½ “ x 5”).  I wanted to use an embossing technique on the glass but I didn’t have a rubber stamp to fit the art nouveau theme.  But I did have a digital image.  So I decided to print the image on transparency film, emboss the image and glue it to the glass.  Click here if you want to see the tutorial on how to emboss transparency film.  I used Glossy Accents to glue the transparency to the glass as it dries clear.  I painted the glass with a thin coat of the glue then applied the transparency.  I used foil tape to cover the edges.  The tape was gold, but I wanted more of a copper color so I painted the tape with alcohol ink before applying it to the glass.  When I finished it looked exactly like a piece of stain glass.  You cannot tell that there is a piece of transparency film glued to the glass.

The peacock tail and head feathers are made of straight pins.  I painted the metal shafts with alcohol inks.  The headdress is made from spiral paperclips.

19 comments:

Luthien said...

wow!! that's a beauty! you're right ... i wouldn't know that it was glued on! so well made :)

Annar said...

Gorgeous !

bes53913 said...

This piece just blows me away - breathtaking!

BeBe

fairyrocks said...

Ahhh, to come to your house and play with you LOL, Gorgeous work
Thanks for sharing

Lululiz said...

What an amazing technique, it looks absolutely fabulous. I adore the colours you have chosen. A really grand piece.

Shelley said...

Amazingly beautiful and such rich colors!!

Mary Ann said...

OMG...that is gorgeous. I love it.

Ren said...

Just beautifull! I'm drooling all over myself...got any paper towels?!

Heather Jacob said...

wow oh wow !!!! what can I say this is out of this world, soooo creative inspiring and totally outstanding artwork ... thanks for sharing.... big hugz to you xo

ANGIE said...

Oh my Gosh, Laura. This is so beautiful! I love this classic style. It's dazzling!

Terri said...

This is just yummy! Love everything about it!
Thanks for the comments you left on my blog too!

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG this is amazing! Stunning work, I love everything about it, thanks for the description also, you are just so creative. I just love what you did with these paperclips for instance, incredible!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Laura!!! Those peacock feathers made from beads are out of this world, AMAZING!!!!
hugs Lynn

Suz said...

That is amazing...and gorgeous!

terri d. said...

Exquisite craftmanship Laura! This is just encredible and I just keep looking at it trying to figure how you attached the peacocks to the frame. They look 3D. Are they cut out of paper or metal? This idea is so very clever and oh so beautiful! You always amaze me!!

Elaine A said...

Laura -

This is stunning! What a glorious masterpiece! Just amazing.

Elaine Allen

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It really looks like stained glass. What a great idea, Laura. That's an amazing piece!
Hugs,
Julia

Sue Young said...

Laura: I am speechless!This is spectacular!!!Art Nouveau is my favorite art form,and you really captured it here. ANOTHER one to submit to Somerset!!!!!
Seriously spectacular!!!Sue

PaisleyPeacock said...

stunning!