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Church Window Restoration

The starting point: box of salvaged glass bits and part of the original window frame from the church that burnt near Daniel's Harbour many years ago.
I stripped the paint, did a bit of sanding, and then worked out what to do with this window.
I used the photograph of a painting of what the church looked like to create a centre panel for this window, fusing the glass to create the image.
After using up almost all the salvaged glass cut to the shape of the frame, I was able to lead the image of the curch into the panel.
What a nice memory of the church MB grew up with! Even the side panel with the broken glass was salvaged by using a few of the shards-- mixing and matching-- in a leaded structure. Very enjoyable project!

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

Great project, love the way you have saved the broken pieces.