Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shell in Hand Painted Lace

I picked up this wonderful oceanic shell long time ago on our Jersey Shore. I always wanted to paint it but did not know what to draw. Marine landscape? flower patterns? ship? Nothing matched till I realized that I want to paint lace on it. Do not really know why but here it is:




Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hand Painted Coffee Coffee Cup

I started to paint this cup so long time ago that I cannot even remember when. But recently I found it and decided to finish.
 What can look more in place on the coffee cup than coffee beans? So I drew mixed size beans on it and decorated the top of drawing with real coffee beans.
 Warm brown colors to add more "coffee spirit", you can almost smell it :)



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Travel Book - San Francisco

It's been a while since our trip to the colorful San Francisco. As soon as we got back I started to make this travel book but it has never been completed. I just had no time. As usual. After finishing my last hand painted glass I decided to finish all projects I started and postponed for some reason. So I started with this travel book. Yosemite, Giant sequoias Parks and arrival are at the beginning:


I have almost no drawing in this travel book. What I did - I put all stuff that we brought from our trip together with small additions, like writing, letters, pictures from magazines, etc.
I was really impressed by house that Winchester's widow built so here is a page about it, with a small secret:
 And here is a secret:
Couple final pages are all about San Francisco:


This time I tried to make pages with pages inside them: maps that can be opened, pockets with tickets, flipping pages and folded booklets.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hand Painted Martini Glass - Bluebird of Happiness

Sometimes it takes longer to find time to make pictures and write post than to paint a glass :).
I have finished painting of this new martini glass at least two weeks ago. The name of this glass is Bluebird of Happiness. This is second (and last) one of "Magic Birds" set (firs one is here).







Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My New Awesome Knitted Bag

Sometime ago I decided that this blog will be only about glass painting. Today I should do an exclusion. I must show this wonderful knitted bag.
This bag was made by sister especially for me. It is one of a kind, fully handmade and totally unique. I love it!
Sister, thanks so much! 


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Free Stencils for Glass Painting

Here is collection of links with free stencils for glass painting. I have not used any of them to create my glasses, but some of them inspired me :)

For beginers or kids
http://www.warner-criv.com/patterns.aspx - a lot of very simple patterns, flowers, animals, clowns
http://www.glasscrafters.biz/CTGY/pat_fr
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LQWszb7Jz98/S25orswdQ5I/AAAAAAAAAX0/lpLd03jVlVc/s1600-h/an11.gif

Some flower and fruits patterns:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5403/cem-cema.5f/0_3826b_e3baf639_orig.jpg
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4800/cem-cema.5f/0_3826c_33782a96_orig.jpg
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5400/cem-cema.5f/0_38271_1710f83f_orig.jpg
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4803/cem-cema.5f/0_38272_e6c1614a_orig.jpg
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5401/cem-cema.5f/0_38273_a00888a3_orig.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LQWszb7Jz98/S25or4Yn3yI/AAAAAAAAAX8/7lIjAAWwBJc/s1600-h/rose_3.gif
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LQWszb7Jz98/S25orQKFN0I/AAAAAAAAAXs/qSztpyQgFws/s1600-h/4fruitdragonflyfull.jpg
http://www.your-decorative-painting-resource.com/reverse-glass-painting.html

Celtic
http://www.glasspainting.co.uk/free_designs/designs/main.php?g2_itemId=359

Zodiac
http://www.glasspainting.co.uk/free_designs/designs/main.php?g2_itemId=417

Suncatchers
http://www.glasspainting.co.uk/free_designs/designs/main.php?g2_itemId=446
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1suncatchers1.html
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1suncatchers2.html
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1suncatchers3.html
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1suncatchers4.html

Windows and Panels
http://www.glasspainting.co.uk/free_designs/designs/main.php?g2_itemId=505
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2patellinacorrugata.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2psychedelicsixties.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2miscellany.html

A lot of artworks, flowers, patterns, etc. For more experienced users
http://free-stainedglasspatterns.com/1set02.html

Lampshades
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1lampshades1.html
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1lampshades2.html
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1lampshades3.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2ceilingshade01.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2ceilingshade02.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2ceilingshade03.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2ceilingshade04.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2ceilingshade05.html
http://chantal-stainedglasspatterns.com/2ceilingshade06.html

Boxes
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1projects2.html
http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/1projects1.html

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Martini Hand Painted Glass - Firebird

I have finished working on this glass probably a month ago, maybe even more. I had only one problem - completely no time to take pictures and post it. Working till late night, bad weather or simply weak memory.
I planned to take glass with me to weekend trips and make really nice pictures in the mountains, on the river, next to the beautiful mansion... but each time when we arrive I realized that this happened again - I forgot the glass at home.
Finally I gave up and just make pictures in closest park during rollerblading.
This glass is special. There is first time when I have painted a leaving creature on glass. This is magic Firebird from Eastern European fairy tales.
 
The second thing that make this glass special - I have not painted whole surface of glass. I just only draw and painted bird on it. I am not sure that I use such approach painting other glasses.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wedding Gothic Glasses

Finally I can show these glasses. This is a gift for my really close friend who is about to get married so I cannot show them until I gave them to her. 
Last week this ultimately happened and I am more than excited to present. My friend asked me to make something “gothic” so I decided to use red, yellow, white and blue as main colors to make them look like stained glass in churches. 
Shield  and sword were chosen to remind knight’s emblem. Rose - to represent love.
Hope my friend and her husband will enjoy these glasses. I wish them all the love and happiness in their marriage.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Night in NYC- hand painted glass

Here is the second glass from NYC set. The first one is here
They are almost equal, the only difference is colors 










Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day in NYC- hand painted glass

Here is my new hand-painted glass - Day in  New York City
Times Square, lights, advertising..
 Full of colors...
and cabs..