Summer (Letterheads Magazine Cover 97)

This panel was designed for the 1997 front cover of Letterhead’s magazine, USA It is an acid-etched glass piece, 3ft x 30″s which employs acid etching, glazes of transparent paint and gilding, finger blending was also used, the rose is watergilded over an acid stipple and then cross hatched and finally painted behind with black japan..

Please note: This piece was designed with the express internet of showing multiple glass decoration techniques in one design. Looking back, the word “Summer” has become unclear by the application of excessive decoration and connecting outlines. It is so easy to get carried away with these decorative designs… sometimes less is more…

We all learn by our mistakes!

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