How To Make A Stained Glass Butterfly

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We usually associate stained glass with beautiful church windows and other buildings. It’s traditionally made in flat panels but nowadays, artists also use stained glass to make three dimensional structures and sculptures.

Stained glass can be bought in different shades and colors. It’s quite similar to creating mosaic art. These works of art can also be made at home! Armed with the basic materials, you can make beautiful sculptures like this beautiful 3D stained glass butterfly made by karalnz. It’s a very inspiring tutorial but there is a certain toolkit that is needed for stained glass…

Tools and Materials Needed:
1. Templates for Your Stained Glass Project
2. Sharpie
3. 3 pieces Stained Glass
4. Glass Cutter
5. Breaking-Grozing Pliers
6. Glass Grinder
7. Copper Foil Tools
8. Tools for Soldering
9. Tweezers
10. Flux and paintbrush
11. Fine Brazing Rod and Side Cutters
12. Needle Nose Pliers

1. This video is really inspiring. It just proves that nothing will stop you from doing seemingly difficult tasks. It just puts everything into perspective!

2. It’s very important to prioritize safety when it comes to handling glass and other materials for this project. You need to wear safety glasses because if the eyes are left unprotected, they will be at risk for injuries. You will also need to wear gloves so that your hands are safe from the sharp glass and the heat of the solder. Work in a well ventilated area. Line your working area with an old towel and a large piece of glass or tile. Store your tools and materials properly so that small kids won’t get their hands on them and cause accidents.

3. Try to get a basic butterfly template online and determine how much material you would need to get. Here’s a tip: buy at least 25 to 50 % more glass than what is needed for your project.

4. This butterfly sculpture can be displayed anywhere (keep it away from small children though!) and you can even use it to accentuate other decor.

5. You can reuse the extra glass pieces for a mosaic tile project!

OK, here’s the video:

How To Make A Circus Style Mini Top Hat

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A top hat is a tall, flat-crowned, rimmed hat. It was predominantly worn by men in the latter part of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century. It is usually worn with a morning dress or white tie, in dressage, as servants’ or doormen’s livery or a fashion statement. It is usually associated with the upper class and it was particularly used as a symbol of capitalism. In later years, many people rarely wear top hats, except for society events in the UK – or fancy dress / period costume events. These hats are also associated with stage magic.

Mini top hats on the other hand, are typically less formal and more ornate and are typically part of a female attire. They can also be worn as a form of accessory for gala or theatrical events.

Here is a tutorial by hatfiend that will teach you how to make a mini top hat.

Tools and Materials Needed:
1. Top Hat Template
2. Wire
3. Ribbon
4. Fabric
5. Pliers
6. Scissors
7. Marker
8. Sewing Machine and Sewing Materials
9. Clothing Iron
10 Hot Glue Gun

1. You might get a bit confused when you watch the tutorial. If you want to be familiar with the steps, you can pause the ones that you need to focus on. Try to start with cheaper materials if you’re doing this for the first time so that you can transition to higher quality material once you get the hang of it.

2. Add more character to your mini top hats by choosing interesting prints for your fabrics. Try lining your hat with a lace ribbon. If you want to make one for a costume, you can add more accents that will work with the look that you’re going for. For example if you want to wear a doll costume for Halloween, glue or sew in small toys on your hat.

Ok, here’s the video:

How To Make Your Own Mosaic Tiles

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Mosaic is the art of making images by assembling small pieces of colored glass, stone or other materials. The earliest known examples of mosaics were found at a temple building in Abra, Mesopotamia. These are dated to the second half of 3rd millenniim BC.

This video tutorial by Hobby Hot Tips will teach you how to make mosaic tiles that will make your house decor look extra special!

Tools and Materials Needed:
1. Tile Plaques
2. Colored Glass Tiles
3. Tile Nippers
4. Weldbond Glue
5. Grout
6. Scraper
7. Gloves
8. Safety Glasses
9. White Vinegar
10. Scrubber
11. Acrylic Paint
12. Paintbrush
13. Pencil
14. Towels and Bowls
15. Gloves

1. Since you will be cutting up pieces of glass tiles for your mosaic art, wear protective glasses because there’s a tendency for the cut tiles to fly out. Since you will be using your hand to keep the tiles from flying out, wear a padded glove. Don’t forget to protect your work area as well.

2. If you’re not good at drawing and you want to veer away from using letters or numbers, you can try doing geometric designs. Use a pencil to write different shapes and decide what colors you’re going to use for each space. Try to use different shades of tiles per color so that your art will look more unique. You can also try making waves and stripes.

3. Try drawing a very simple picture (you can ask someone to do this for you) on your tile plaque. Choose the colors that you want for this and then start placing your tiles. You will now have something that will look very interesting when seen from afar.

4. Contrasting Textures – Pick a pattern that you like to use for your project. Take two plaques and do your mosaic art. Meanwhile, take a canvas frame that’s in the same size as the plaques and paint it in the same pattern as the tiles.

5. You don’t have to use tiles in order to achieve the mosaic effect. You can use other things such as scraps of colored paper, dried leaves, sticks or bottle caps! All you need is a good glue and you’re good to go!

OK, here’s the video:

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