Monday, March 25, 2013

Celtic Beer Glass - 2

I just finished second glass from Celtic beer glasses set. I like drawing Celtic knots and patterns a lot, so finished this one really quick.
All painted glass looks better when the pictures of it are made at sunny day but I cannot wait to show it.
I even have not covered it with finish yet, so it still requires some work. 
I have two more unpainted glasses in this set but I am not sure what to draw on the next one. I am choosing between dragon and just beautiful Celtic pattern. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Celtic Knot Beer Glass

After long time I finally got back to glass painting and stated to paint Celtic set. I don't know how many glasses will be in this set, two or four, at this time, but I really love drawing celtic knots. They are amazing. 
So this is first glass and it is probably the simplest. It was my first celtic knotwork. I plan much more complex picture on next one (yes, I already started to draw it). 

I missed glass painting so much that I painted it just in couple days, which is extremely fast for me. I don't have much time for my art activities so usually it takes weeks. 
Also there is always the problem for me to take pictures of my projects.  

Hope next glass will be out really soon! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lace Roll Top Desk

Finally I finished one of my longest projects - restoring roll top desk. We bought it last summer, then went vacation, then was new job, than hurricane Sandy, then moving, then...

It looked not bad from beginning but had some scratches, faded painting and other small defects. I started from sanding, then I painted with wood finish and started to draw lace. It takes tons of time to paint all these thin lines and small flowers :)

Last step - covering with water based finish. I plan to use it for all my stuff I use for handmade and painting that now stored in different places without any order. I am happy at last to have designated space for all my craft supplies.