It is always hard to come up with a special Christmas gift for my hubby since we have been together for 26 years. What do you get a guy that buys what he wants when he wants it? Well, I have managed to surprise him a few times in the past years, and this year I think I handled it pretty well.
Now, you may have noticed that my business name is Silly Dog Art Glass. Well, there are actually 3 silly dogs in my household. And, of course, the old man has his favorite little girl. So, I found a semi-recent photo of Lacey and attempted to reproduce her image in my reverse glass painted technique.
The glass is about 5" square. I knitted and felted the fabric backing, mounted the glass to the felt and hung it from a super smooth piece of found local driftwood. Holes are drilled into the wood and copper wire and beads make a sturdy hanger.
The copper piece on the bottom right is a piece of copper sheeting stamped with her name, holes punched in either end and tied onto the piece of felting.
Later I will get into more of the steps for the reverse painting, but for now, I just felt I had to show my little girl. Isn't she adorable?