Another newsletter with rather diverse content. It includes 3 pieces of free software for glass painters (well not specifically for glass painters but software they should find useful), plus the second part of Chess Board Table project and a Window Design using peelable glass paints.
As you have read in the initial email we’ve been having a few hassles. This has affected not only the email list but also the site as a whole with lots of “downtime” making the site unreachable at times and very slow the rest of the time.
I glad to say we have now changed our webhosts and (touch wood) have had no more issues since. In fact the site seems faster than it has ever been.
Please accept our apologies for the past issues.
Unfortunately we have had an issue with our email list when it was lost during a server crash and had to be restored from an older copy. It you either subscribed or unsubscribed between 13th July 2018 and 31st Aug 2018 then I’m afraid this change was lost and you will need to repeat it. Sorry for the hassle.
This is the second and final part of this project and I must say I am really really happy with the result. Although a bit repetitive at times I really enjoyed doing it and it was really nice to take an old table which was in danger of being thrown away and making it into something useful again.
The project does show the value of keeping your eyes open in secondhand shops, Facebook, Car boot sales etc. and finding stuff you can “up cycle”.
OK I succumbed at last and joined twitter by opening a glass painting profile ( @glasspaintinguk ). As with Facebook I’m not 100% sure what I am doing but have been quite pleased to have one of our tweets “retweeted” by @Pebeopaints to their followers.
I’m going to try and keep the tweets a bit “lighter” than our normal articles, showing a little of what happens whilst I’m developing each project.
If you are a twitter user I’m sure you know how to follow account better than I do but I assume you do it by following the link below.
Peelable Glass Paint Window.
A nice project but I’m afraid my example isn’t the best. My main issue was using a large range of paint brands which meant the finished design looked a bit “hotchpotch”. I would have been better sticking to one or two brands or maybe just homemade.
The great thing about this design is you can change it as often as you like. Have a new piece of art in your window every week!
Free Software for Glass Painters.
Bit of a strange article as there is no glass painting involved. It reviews 3 pieces of free software each of which can be of help to glass painters. There’s a fantastic graphics editor for making designs, an image viewer for sorting your designs and a great little Celtic knot maker.
Although all the programs are free for personal use the Image Viewer needs to be pad for if you intend to use it for commercial purposes.
I use all 3 of these programs, not only in my glass painting but also in other arts and crafts.
Well that’s all for this week. I hope you’re enjoying the “improvements” to the videos. A new camera, new lights, new microphone and even a new table are, we hope, making them a bit more watchable. The next thing will be to work on the editing to make them a bit “tighter”. If you have any feedback you’d like to offer on the videos then we would really like to hear it.