This simple geometric design is great for a beginner stained glass project or a quick project for more experienced glass artists. Follow the link below to download and print this pattern from your computer.
As some pick out costumes and prepare for annual Halloween festivities, in Mexico people begin preparing to celebrate Día de los Muertos, the day of the dead. This three day event spans October 31st through November 2nd. Traditions vary from town to town. However, most families spend these three days honoring and remembering the lives of the dead with flowers, decorations, traditional foods and brightly decorated skulls. These are commonly known and referred to as Sugar Skulls. While both Halloween and Día de los Muertos embrace skulls, the scary skulls that are sometimes associated with Halloween dont compare to the ornate and sometimes tasty sugar skulls displayed proudly during this Mexican holiday. Sugar Skulls are funky, festive and a huge trend these days. In honor of Día de los Muertos we encourage everyone to celebrate other cultures and have fun getting creative with an icon of this
Raise your hands if you are totally psyched about what is happening in today’s arts and crafts world. In true Arnold Horshack form “OOOOOOHHHHH. OOOOOOHHHHH. OOOOOOHHHHH. ” What has gotten me so excited - the rise of Mixed Media Collage. I have a confession to make, even though I work mainly in the art glass world - I am so the closet Mixed Media Collage junkie. No wonder, my love of combining tiny pieces of tesserae to create mosaics translates perfectly to combining layers of mixed media to create a similar effect. Mixed Media Collage brings so many techniques together to create wonderful masterpieces. It’s all about the layering and composition. And it teaches us so much about what looks “right” and what doesn’t. Now mind you, I said I was a junkie, not an expert. But I would like to share with you my addiction and the method to