One day when I went down to the parkade of my condo to throw out the trash, I found a pane of glass leaning against the side of the dumpster. Although it had a few chips along the sides it still looked pretty good, so I thought I would rescue it from a sad (shattered) fate at the dump.
I cut the glass into smaller pieces to make a dimensional glass painting (basically painting on layers of glass to create a three dimensional appearance.) The problem was that I don't have any artistic talents , I could neither draw nor paint well at all. So I decided on something abstract, an imitation of Piet Mondrian, since I could draw lines and squares (provided that I have a ruler, of course).
Although this did not really demonstrate the 3D effect you can get with layering glass, I think it still looks kind of nice in my living room.
Step 1: Material
- A pane of glass
- Glass paint or pens and a sharpie
- Glass cutter, ruler, board, cardboard or newspaper
- Saw (and mitre box)
- Masking tape