Glass Windows to Paper Lampshades

Close up, Momentum, stained glass composition by summerhouseart.com

It’s funny how things progress one to another. First you bring home some old windows from a garage sale. Who knew what we might use them for? Cold frames for starter plants perhaps? Next, have a birthday and get discarded shards of stained glass as a present. And everything just sort of sat about for a while. Then one day, inspired by some stained glass designs made on old windows, I decided to create a few compositions of my own. Except, instead of the usual method, I chose to glue the glass shards to both sides of the window. I quite liked the results, a couple of windows with flowing abstracts.

Momentum, stained glass compositon by summerhouseart.com

Of course they were rather breakable, what with being made of glass. Not something you’d want to ship out anywhere. But we did enjoy them, set up as they were, in our greenhouse.

Airborn, stained glass composition, summerhouseart.com

Then, this year I started to see other possibilities for these fragile compositions of glass on glass. Prints!

So the windows transformed into designs on paper. And we had created a few prints and other products earlier in our shop on Society 6.

Composition-in-blue-and-orange131768-framed-prints Society6 by Summerhouse Art
click on image if you would like to see this in our shop on Society 6

Then I remembered that Zazzle, another Print on Demand business, happened to have lampshades you could print designs on …..and well, it’s not hard to progress from the idea of light coming through stained glass, to thinking of a lampshade, with stained glass printed on it.

Stained glass tripod lamp on zazzle by Summerhouse Art
click on the image to connect to this on Zazzle

The pendant shade is actually a merging of the first window and a few choice bits of the second one.

Stained glass pendant lamp on Zazzle by Summerhoue Art
click on the image to connect to this on Zazzle

Oh the wonders of cut and paste, etc, in Photoshop. But it does look kind of cool doesn’t it? Imagine light shining through these shades. We rather like them. I wonder if anyone else,shopping for a new lamp, will enjoy them too.

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