Stained Glass Window Project - Part 1


So after a few weeks (months) of layout work, I can finally reveal the first part of my big 2016 haunt project - a full walk-in crypt built into my front porch. After a successful 2015, I quickly realized that the front porch was the weak spot in my display, so I sat and planned out a detailed, cohesive theme that would be the new crown jewel in my cemetery display. I needed something big for the porch, as this is where the trick-or-treaters would come up and get their candy. The horrifying climax to the display.

The first thing I knew I wanted to have in the crypt was an ornate stained glass window that would serve as the main focal point. I'm still working out the print and construction details, but after many weeks of work, the art is finally done...






The final window will be roughly 18" x 44" and will be the first thing you see as you come up onto the porch. It will be backlit and centered on a blank stone wall (made of foam). I hope to make some sort of small altar that will be flanked by clusters of LED PVC candles around it.

The window art itself was done entirely in Adobe Illustrator (much more work than I had anticipated). My initial plan is to get the art printed out on frosted vellum or very thin white plexiglass or plastic sheet stock and then housed in a foam window frame. Part 2 of this project will highlight the printing process that I will ultimately choose, as well as creating a rigid foam window frame. Now to figure out how I'm going to do it!

  

3 comments:

Lisa said...

WOW! That's gonna be fantastic!!

The October boy said...

Love it!

Scrapes said...

Knowing the porch well, I know this new theme is going to be incredible. If you decide to go with plexi and need a local source, E&T Plastics is just off Mogadore Rd. When I worked in the glass industry, my company used them exclusively.

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