WYCLIFFE… STAINED GLASS

WYCLIFFE... STAINED GLASS WINDOWSIn the journal “modelist-Konstruktor” has repeatedly published materials on how to make stained glass for Windows or doors. All these methods are very effective; however, I managed to develop, I think, not less interesting.
My method of vyklevyvanija of stained glass is extremely easy. Outwardly, it resembles the application of fabric when creating the mosaic of colored translucent pictures can be used approximately the same methods as when preparing applications.
 
The method is based on using soluble colored fabrics, primarily acetate silk, which is freely soluble acetone and nitro lacquer.
 
To start developing the sketch of the future of stained glass. The study must be thorough and detailed, using paint of a suitable color or colored papers. The basis of the figure, you can take on geometric patterns, if the stained glass is intended for glass doors or Windows of the room, strict business style. Well, if this is a child, the usual living room or office, suitable for drawing fun. For children — images of birds, flowers, butterflies or plants for the living room image mosaic “carpet” type.
 
Fig. 1. Paneled door with glazing in the form of stained glass.
Fig. 1. Paneled door with glazing in the form of stained glass.
I must say that knowledge of the process of making stained glass is not all: to create the desired pattern of art and color and taste, if you like, a sense of proportion. Therefore, if you do not possess these qualities, it is better to choose any drawings and take them to the original quality of the future of stained glass. Muscovites may be advisable to visit the metro station “Novoslobodskaya” — stained glass underground lobby, constituting its most distinguishing feature, are still considered as unsurpassed samples of stained glass.
 
After the development of the thumbnail image is transferred onto a sheet of paper, the dimensions of which correspond to the dimensions of the glass base. Further this image is overlaid with glass, and from scraps of acetate silk cut elements of the future of stained glass. It should be noted that it is not necessary that the flaps are the same colour. Sometimes look spectacular and colorful pieces of cloth, although the use should be very carefully, in accordance with a common pattern of stained glass and color saturation.
 
The next stage is elementwise gluing scraps of acetate silk to glass-based. For a start skim glass is coated with a nitrocellulose lacquer and dried, and then the same Polish with a swab or brush is applied to individual zones, and glued the flaps of the workpiece. This operation should be performed as accurately and literally in one motion, otherwise the thin fabric begins to dissolve and it becomes impossible to move. Gluing flap on the seat reserved for him, miss his top nitro lacquer and move on to gluing the next item of stained glass.
 
Filling tissue elements of the entire plane of the glass base, apply another layer of nitro lacquer, and over — a couple of layers of wood, which after curing is not soluble in almost any solvents.
 
Fig. 2. Vyklevyvanija of stained glass with the use of flaps, acetate silk.
Fig. 2. Vyklevyvanija-stained with use scraps of acetate silk. The numbers in the figure are shown the sequence of manufacturing of stained glass:
1 — superimposition of glass-the basics (top) the sketch (bottom); 2 — applying a primary layer of nitrocellulose lacquer; 3 — cutting elements of stained glass from scraps of acetate silk in accordance with the sketch; 4 — sticking with nitro lacquer items, stained glass on glass base; 5 — mixing “metal” compositions from epoxy resins, talc and aluminum or bronze powder; 6 — applying roller epoxy “metal” songs (“frame” of stained glass); 7 — variant fixture (tube) for applying a cushion of epoxy composition.
As you know, this stained glass is made up of pieces of glass inserted into a metal frame. So, once to make frames the lead was used, now aluminum, but for our pseuduvaria quite suitable epoxy, zameshennaya with aluminum or bronze powder. To save such a filler makes sense, stir the resin and hardener (ratio is 1:8 or 1:10), enter the talcum or baby powder in such quantity that the resulting mass did not spread on the glass. Then it is mixed with aluminium or bronze powder, and the thus obtained metallic mass is laid in a durable package made of polyethylene film or (if you don’t mind) in a pastry syringe. The package cropped area, and a metal mass is extruded along the border color of the stained glass elements.
 
We recommend you to practice as to squeeze out of the package completely flat, the roller is quite difficult.
 
A good syringe for making “metal” frame is obtained from a large tube (e. g., toothpaste). He cut back, and its cavity is laid mastic. The piston for this “syringe” is not required: mastic is squeezed out of it exactly the same way as toothpaste.
 
Note that the application of a “frame” on the glass is best done at least in two stages. The main condition for this is to prevent crossing another plastic rollers metal pastes, because the intersections will be very difficult to make tidy.
 
Here, perhaps, and all. In conclusion, we recommend you not to get too carried away use bright colors, color combinations cause ridiculous loops. The apparent originality after a while seems ordinary, and flashy colors is annoying. You’ll have to create a new stained glass window.
 
Z. SOROKINA, artist-designer

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