Earlier this year I was selected along with 16 other artisans by a nearby community for an Art Challenge. We were all given guitars to create on and with.
I am a ginormous Beatles fan. Always have been. My favoritest all time Bealtes song is "Here Comes the Sun". If you're familar with the song you will know that the introduction to the song is a guitar solo. The music score along the side of the guitar is that music.
The facemask was formed in my kiln. It was a single layer of cathedral glass draped over a ceramic mold. I also fused the moon in the kiln using two layers of the same glass. The round dots for the music notes were a single layer of black glass fired in the kiln to create cabachons.
I used "Mac" glue to adhere the various types of glass to the guitar. Mac glue was recommended to me ages ago by HSG here on Craftster. If you're thinking about doing a mosaic, I would also highly recommend the use of that glue. It's the BEST. Hands down.
As any glass artisan knows...photographing glass is a real pain in the a...! So what you won't see on my photographs is the fact that behind the face mask is a mirror. So you if you look face on to the mask you'll see yourself. Kind of creepy cool and totally unexpected.
The blue background glass starts out at the bottom a very light blue and as it progresses up the guitar it becomes more cobalt to a dark midnight blue at the top.
So. There ya go. I don't even want to think about how many hours I have into this thing. It was a lot. A LOT! But I'm very proud of how it turned out. I hope you like it too!
Thanks for looking!