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Transfer Patterns Onto Glass

Transfer Patterns Onto Glass

March 15, 2018 How Do I Transfer Patterns Onto Glass?     In this post we’re going to talk about the best and most effective ways to transfer patterns onto glass. For accurate glass...

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Two Easy Glass Art Techniques

Two Easy Glass Art Techniques

February 15, 2018 Glass Art Techniques We'll be going over two glass art techniques that are used to construct the projects you see on our website. When it comes to glass art design and...

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Who is George W. Shannon?

Who is George W. Shannon?

January 4, 2018 George W. Shannon, Glass Art Enthusiast   The most beautiful things happen when your hobby turns into a business. That's just what happened with George W. Shannon. Join us as we...

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Transferring Pattern Shapes onto Glass

Transferring Pattern Shapes onto Glass

December 20, 2017 Transferring Pattern Shapes onto Glass Transferring pattern shapes onto glass will diversify the type of art you can create, so learning how to, will definitely benefit you. Not...

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Making Copies of Patterns

Making Copies of Patterns

November 15, 2017Making Copies of Patterns Making copies of patterns can make projects easier and finish then quicker as well. Most projects can be prepared with 2 or 3 simple pattern copies. We...

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Choosing Mosaic Materials for a Project

Choosing Mosaic Materials for a Project

October 11, 2017Choosing Mosaic Materials for a Project Choosing mosaic materials for a project is an interesting and challenging aspect of any project. The varying combinations of design, colour,...

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Common Sealant Questions

Common Sealant Questions

September 13, 2017Sealant Questions Do I need to seal the surface of base/support structures? Interior setting: Most mosaics adhered to a 3/4 in exterior grade plywood base/ support structure do not...

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What Are The Methods of Applying Tesserae?

What Are The Methods of Applying Tesserae?

July 12, 2017What Are The Methods of Applying Tesserae? There are many different methods of apply tesserae. Each one gives your mosaic a different look, so we will go over all the different...

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Make your own stained glass art

Make your own stained glass art

January 25, 2017Creating your own stained glass masterpiece isn't very difficult. Provided you have the right tools, a good work space and have no problem following a pattern, almost anyone can...

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Selecting Glass for your project

Selecting Glass for your project

December 5, 2016Selecting glass for your project The combination of colour, texture, and light determines how the finished piece will look. Selecting glass is an exciting part of the craft however...

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Stained Glass Work Space

Stained Glass Work Space

May 11, 2016Stained Glass Work Space When working on a Stained Glass project it's important to have  a well thought out and well prepared work space.   Choose a large enough workspace that will...

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Stained Glass Tools

Stained Glass Tools

May 3, 2016To assist you in realizing your creative vision we'll be sharing some stained glass patterns in the coming months that you can try at home!     Before you get started you'll...

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Glass Art Books

Glass Art Books

April 4, 2016Glass Art Books     We've always taken great pride at George W. Shannon Design in helping others explore their creative vision.     Whether through our Glass Art...

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A Touch of Glass

A Touch of Glass

March 16, 2016A TOUCH OF GLASS It's always an honour to have our studio featured in the local media. Thank you to the Exchange Times  for this little write up!    by exchangetimes · in Events,...

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Transfer Patterns Onto Glass

20 Different Types of Stained Glass

March 3, 2016 20 Different types of Stained Glass     There are lots of different types and styles of stained glass however all glass consists primarily of silica sand with small amounts...

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to our Blog!

February 20, 2016Welcome to the George W. Shannon Design Blog!       We're excited about the launch of this blog as we've also just updated our website! We're looking forward to...

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