A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's time to show off your TREE!  Show off your flocking and garland with us this year.
Total Members: 314,829
Currently Running With Scissors:
265 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Tile Leaf  (Read 1313 times)
Tags for this thread: glass_tile , leaf  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Mike Jordan
« on: June 02, 2010 06:28:46 PM »

   I cut the shape of the leaf out of the piece of glass, put a streaky green piece of glass underneath to make it two layers and then filled the space with some big chunks of clear to fill the open area give a sense of depth to the green and fused it. 

I don't know what I don't know. But I want to know.
Offline Offline

Posts: 720
Joined: 22-Dec-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010 06:57:59 PM »

Very nice.  I love the crocodile-skin like texture of it. Excellent creativity there! 

Self diagnosis: Obsessive, complusive crafty addict with AD/HD tendancies.

"The thing about glitter is if you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you forever. Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies." Demetri Martin

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 6937
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010 07:03:18 PM »

This is beautiful! It really reminds me of crocodile too, so awesome!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

It's like a vacation for the mind, to leave the body behind...
Offline Offline

Posts: 8088
Joined: 22-Feb-2008

Rockin' the baubles all around town...

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 07:11:09 PM »

I love the look of this!  The texture and what looks like a 'drip' at the bottom, totally rocks Smiley  Great job!

« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010 07:16:00 PM »

This is rock solid!  Love it.

...So...This is what insanity must be like, I thought.....and I could kind of see the appeal.
Mike Jordan
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010 07:41:43 PM »

Thanks a lot.  This was actually the 2nd one I did. The first one I didn't put a 2nd sheet underneath to give me two layers and the frit shrunk enough to create holes in itself. Kind of looked like a bunch of bugs ate the leaf. Cheesy

I've got a few more designs I want to try cutting out and put a backer piece and frit but I got side tracked into the garden leaves and bird baths I'm doing. Some of the patterns I want to do I have seen in my wood working magazines for inlays. I think some of those would be neat to do.  I don't have the break away blade for my Taurus 3 so I can't do inside cuts, but I t hink designs that let you bring in a line like the stem of the leaf here, work real well too.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pipe Cleaner Mouse
December 13, 2017 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.