Tempered Glass Workshop

My sister, Heidi Borchers, shared her Tempered Glass technique in a small group 2-day workshop this weekend. Small classes are fabulous because everyone gets awesome teacher time. 

Using tempered glass, you know... the kind of glass that shatters into a thousand pieces when broken --  you can create a unique mosaic effect over hand-made papers. 

Step one is to lay out the glass on a tarp so that you can cover and break it. 

 Laying the large sheet of tempered glass on a tarp.

Laying the large sheet of tempered glass on a tarp.

 After breaking the glass.

After breaking the glass.

Using a hammer, you can take out a few of your frustrations on the glass when it is wrapped in the tarp.  On a side note here, you should have heard the glass companies response when Heidi call to buy glass. "I'm looking for tempered glass that I can break", she shared. Apparently most of the glass companies had never heard of such a thing.

Maria, Calla, Karen and Candace all enjoyed picking their own color schemes and layouts.

Once all the papers are glued in place, it's time to start applying the tempered glass and the finished effect is WOW!

Looking forward to seeing you at our next Tempered Glass Mosaic Workshop.