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Decorative glass : sandblasting, copper foil, and leaded stained glass : projects & patterns
Shannon, George, 1961-
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Publishing, [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A Sterling/Tamos book."

Includes index.
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TT298 .S38 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TT298 .S38 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Sandblasted into beautiful shapes, held together with seams of copper foil, and capturing the light through transparent colors: here are the full, breathtaking range of art glass techniques and over 20 magnificent decorative objects to make! With these patterns and how-tos, aspiring glass-crafters can construct a lovely Stylized Poppy Cabinet Door Insert, a Falling Leaves Wall Mirror, a Touch of Frost Window Panel, a Harvest Lamp Shade and Vase, plus hinged boxes, candle holders, torcheres, and patio lanterns. And because these would make such wonderful presents, a special section offers some quick and easy gift ideas. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

As an art form, glass, the earliest synthetic material, seems to fade in and out of fashion. Today, with a resurgence of interest in things Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright, this sand-based substance is appearing in decorations throughout the house--in mirrors, panels, doors, tables, lamps, and other places. Canadian authors Torlen and Shannon explain the how-tos of leading, copperfoiling, and sandblasting, all by way of more than 20 patterns. Equipment, materials, and methods are covered in introductory sections; the actual projects are illustrated with color photographs, graphs, and, when needed, process diagrams. Designs are simple, composed usually of lines and gentle curves, ranging from flowers to art deco-type angles. Cramped layouts occasionally detract from the instructions. --Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

This well-illustrated book, the third by Canadian studio artists Shannon and Torlen (e.g., Stained Glass: Projects & Patterns), covers the fundamentals of etching glass with sandblasting and of piecing stained-glass objects. Step-by-step projects include flat panels, furniture, and lampshades; techniques, equipment, and safety are all covered in detail. The inclusion of sandblasting makes this a good addition to crafts collections already having a basic stained-glass book such as Chris Rich's Stained Glass Basics: Techniques, Tools, Projects (LJ 2/15/97). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.