For the glass section, I scanned selected pieces of glass that I have used for making things such as tiffany lamps. Since I don't seem to have time anymore to do that, I've decided to take my stained glass urges onto the computer. Hee.....it's also safer since you avoid glass cuts this way. There are several sections of glass including; solid color, raised, glassy & natural. These pieces are all full quality jpgs, so the file sizes are a bit large in some cases.
I'm just beginning to scan in patterns for use. To begin with, I'm starting with very simple designs. As time goes on, I'll be adding more detailed patterns. All patterns have been saved in gif format, 2 colors. This make it easier on you for downloading. Just remember to increase the pattern to 16 million colors before you start your project. All these patterns have been cleaned and tested for best results. If you resize them, remember to use the pixel resize option to cut down on any blurring of the solid lines.
I'm going to give you several variations with the tutorials. Everyone
has their own way of doing things, but I try to plan out all the problems
someone might run into. If you have any questions about some of my
methods, please email me. Hee......I've often had my methods questioned!
To clarify: Whatever work
of art you create using these supplies or tutorials is freely yours to
use as you wish. But to take glass or patterns and then post them
on another website as your own is a copyright violation. The glass
is from my personal collection that I have used at home to make actual
stained glass pieces. The patterns were scanned and cleaned over
many long days from books that I have bought over the years in order to
make glass designs. You may place a link back to this site as a resource
for any graphic groups to use, but do not take supplies and post on a new
page as your own work or on any graphic group.
The Basic Steps: Includes Making Transparent Suncatchers
More Complicated: Includes Framing, Sodering & Variations
Making Stained Glass Lamps
Finished Creations: What people have made
Tutorial 1 I Tutorial 2 I Solid Glass I Raised Glass 1 I Raised Glass 2 I Glassy 1 I I Glassy 2 I I Glassy 3 I I Natural Glass 1 I Natural Glass 2 I Natural Glass 3 I Patterns 1 I Patterns 2 I Creations I Stained Glass Shop I Email