Glass Block Art

I got in the mood to make some glass block art last week. I bought glass blocks at Lowe's and also at Menards. Lowe's only had one size of block, 8x8, while Menards had several different sizes to choose from. The blocks at menards had painted edges, but I came home and soaked them in hot soapy water and was able to scrub the paint off.

The glass block with the berries on top is really pretty. I made it for a friend but can't decide if I should give it away now or wait till close to Christmas. I put a rub on onto the front (from Michaels), put silver ribbon on the edges and finished it off with berries. It does not have a hole drilled into it for lights.

For the light with Hanna from Hanna Stamps!, there is a hole drilled into the block, which I used to insert the lights into. The hole size is only 1/2 inch, but the lights did go inside. I used a 35 count string from Lowe's. I stamped hanna on vellum and colored her with Copics. I used an overlay of double sided tape in about a 5x5 size for my 6x6 inch block. Then I added small microbeads to the front.

I plan to add another Hanna image to the back as soon as I get the next set, "Tis the Season" I can't decide which way I like the blocks better, beaded or plain. My son wanted me to bead the birds, but I really like them plain. I think if you plan to microbead them, they look better with lights inside.

I am somewhat of a plain and simple gal. My son, however, has grand plans to create his own night light with a set of penguin rub ons and beads. He is always crafting, too, so, i'll post wht he creates as well.
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Auntie said...

What is copics? Loved the glass pieces you did...very cute!

Auntie said...

How did you get the cute header you made for the top of your blog? The Rock is dead with your stamped image??????? I want my own header too!

Jen said...

Love the glass blocks. I never thought of doing them without lights. The one with the rub-on is so cool!