In 2007 we made this Quilt Block use Bullseye (Red), Spectrum (White) and the Gold came from an old broken window, which we rescued before being disposed of.
Over 450 Alberta Artists in all different types of mediums are taking part in a huge Alberta Flood Rose Project. Each artist has submitted in their medium a 4 inch x 4 inch impression of the Alberta Rose. The Project’s plan is to mount 100 of these unique artist’s impressions together in a large panel(s) and later in August hold a huge fund raising auction to help with the devastation created in late June from the huge flooding in High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Bragg Creek, Canmore, Calgary and many other areas in Southern Alberta. These unique panels will be an inspiration to Albertan’s and no doubt some large corporate purchasers will hang them with great pride in their respective office towers.
We of course made our stained glass Alberta Rose mounted via wires inserted in the back solder seams then inserted through a 4 x4 inch piece of fiber board held by twisting the wires together through small washers then covered with duck tape.
Professional photographs of each entry will be taken and eventually a book will be made available with all of the submissions etc. We will provide further updates. We also were stranded in Banff Alberta, by this unprecedented flooding and eventually were allowed to head west on the only open road on June 22. We had to drive all the way to Kamloops BC then north on the Yellowhead highway to Jasper National Park, staying overnight in Hinton, Alberta then back to Innisfail via Drayton Valley and Rocky Mtn. House a detour of some 1,460 ks. We saw lots of flooding along the way but nothing like seen in High River, Canmore, Calgary etc.
We were asked if we would donate a piece of our work to The Central Alberta Constituencies – Wildrose – Classic – Golf – Tournament held on July 18, 2013 at Alberta Springs Golf Course located near Red Deer Alberta as a silent auction fun raising item.
We made this oval piece highlighted with Spectrum’s Pearl Opal Blue Yonder for the water, along with their Thunderhead for mountains and Inferno for the sunset sky. For the tree we used Uroboros Heringbone Granite Ripple with a Kokomo green amber surrounding the water. As the golf course is located close to Sylvan Lake we called this “Lake Sunset”
Design by Carolyn Kyle
When we put jewels into a suncatcher, if you put a penny under them before soldering the piece, it raises the jewel above the surrounding glass and makes the jewels stand out and shows off their true beauty much more effectively.
For pin boards we obtain smooth white ceiling tile which can be obtained in 2 ft x 4 ft sizes at most home building suppliers. We then cut boards to the size we desire, put 2 together back to back with the edges duck taped. That way you can use both sides many times. The stained glass pins hold your work extremely well on these boards. You can also make larger boards when needed and you can see that in the pictures of “Noah’s Ark” on our website that we made a couple of years ago.
The reason we put 2 boards together is that they are much stronger and more rigid than just using a single piece of ceiling tile.