Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 7 Glass Powder Sgraffito Challenge

Day 7 of the challenge asked that we be creative and make a tool to move the glass powder around the sheet glass.  I looked around and all I saw was a box of q-tips and some tools I already use for working both hot and cold glass, not very creative.  Today's sketches are a close-up and a landscape featuring sandpipers, trying to include their reflection in the close-up.  Both were inspired by my husband's photo of shore birds at Mayport Beach in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Glass Powder Sgraffito Frit Painting of a Sandpipers and Their Reflection
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Glass Powder Sgraffito Frit Painting of a Sandpipers at Mayport Beach
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Mayport Beach in Jacksonville, Florida

To create my glass drawings I used two sifters, q-tips and some wax carving tools from harbor freight.  The q-tips were perfect for creating the soft edges of the breaking waves.  The shaped heads of the wax carving tools were great at moving the powder but when you tap the glass the powder has a tendency to jump slightly.

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Tools I Used