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Transfer Patterns Onto Glass

Transfer Patterns Onto Glass

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 cutting draw the...

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Two Easy Glass Art Techniques

Two Easy Glass Art Techniques

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 construction, we’ve developed...

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Who is George W. Shannon?

Who is George W. Shannon?

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 take a deeper...

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Transferring Pattern Shapes onto Glass

Transferring Pattern Shapes onto Glass

 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 only will it...

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Making Copies of Patterns

Making Copies of Patterns

Making 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 would like to share...

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Choosing Mosaic Materials for a Project

Choosing Mosaic Materials for a Project

Choosing 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, texture, and...

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Common Sealant Questions

Common Sealant Questions

Sealant 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 require sealing....

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What Are The Methods of Applying Tesserae?

What Are The Methods of Applying Tesserae?

What 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 methods. Opus refers...

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Make your own stained glass art

Make your own stained glass art

Creating 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 create their own...

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Selecting Glass for your project

Selecting Glass for your project

Selecting 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 it can also be...

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Stained Glass Work Space

Stained Glass Work Space

Stained 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 allow you...

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Stained Glass Tools

Stained Glass Tools

To 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 need some...

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Glass Art Books

Glass Art Books

Glass 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 Classes or by...

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A Touch of Glass

A Touch of Glass

A 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, Retail    A...

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20 Different Types of Stained Glass

20 Different Types of Stained Glass

 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 of soda ash...

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome 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 producing interesting,...

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