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Capturing your child’s Drawing in Glass
Capturing your child’s Drawing in Glass , today I thought I would explain how you can involve your child in making a perfect gift.
How amazing will it be for Dad, Mom, Grandad or who ever, to receive a gorgeous gift in glass that can be used and be a reminder of the drawings the chidlren have created.
Any age can be involved in this, if they are really small they may need a little guidance but even a few swirly patterns and shapes from a 12 month old will look gorgeous when transferred into glass!
Capturing your child’s Drawing in Glass.
The idea is that you send me a drawing and I will translate that drawing into a piece of glasswork, which can be used as either a coaster or put it into a box frame for you.
To explain it a little bit, so that everybody can and get involved if they want to, here’s what I need you to do.
1: Ask your child to do a simple pencil drawing; something basic it doesn’t need to be an hour long work of art! Create a basic line drawing, felt drawing, of something that they associate with daddy or daddy himself.
2: Take a photograph on your smart phone and send it to me via firstname.lastname@example.org or via messenger on Emma Kirkham Glass. Here’s the link for payment details on my website.
3: I will then take the drawing and translate it onto a 10×10 square piece of glass.
I’ll use my enamel ink and I will draw onto the glass, literally following in the line that your child’s drawn themselves in the black enamel. I will trace that onto the glass. And then, once I’ve done all this, I can put the glass into the kiln. If you want anything extra, put it in the background. Once that’s done, you will have that line drawing transferred onto the glass.
What happens next?
I put that into the kiln, fire that lovely, lovely drawing for you, and then once it’s fired, I’ll pop it into the Post and get that out to you. As you can see, that’s a rather funky way of getting your child’s drawings into glass.
To order yours they are £19.95 each including P+P just click here