Making stained glass windows begins!
I posted images last January of the patterns I chose for making the stained glass for the cupola windows in our new house. I blogged in February about how to transfer a pattern to contact paper. And I posted about my glass shopping trip in April. Now the real work begins! I am starting with the bear panel as I think it will be the easiest. I pulled out the glass that I bought and made decisions about which colors and textures to use for the different areas of the bear’s head and the background. I drew directional arrows on the contact paper pattern since some of the glass has color streaks running in one direction. I want the pattern to be consistent thru out the panel. I also wrote which glass color to use on the corresponding contact pattern piece. It is time consuming to do this kind of documenting but it can save a lot of time in frustration later. After getting this done I was able to get down to cutting the pattern out. I decided to go for the boarders first and work my way in. Cut pattern, peel off contact paper backing and stick pattern on glass. And repeat! Next time I will be cutting again but it will be the glass!