Hello Chirpers — I’m back.  Sorry for the delay.

Here is a cross I made for a silent auction for a Faulkner County Circle of Friends event.  The proceeds of the auction benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital — an organization I am passionate about supporting!!!

GlassCross

I have been working diligently on several projects that I’m going to get out here for you to see.  The first is a Glass Marble Art Cross.   This was the first time I’ve tried a project with the glass marbles.  As I was at Hobby Lobby looking at supplies a really nice lady asked me if I wanted some advice….OF COURSE…..(I wish now I had gotten her contact information!!!).  She suggested the use of a power grip glue found at Home Depot instead of the regular glass glue.

Supplies:

Hobby Lobby:

  • 2 Wooden Crosses (1 Large, 1 smaller)
  • Glass Flat sided marbles
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Glossy Modge Podge
  • Metal Decorative Flower
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Xacto Knife

Home Depot:

  • LocTite Power Grip
  • Spray Paint

First I spray painted both crosses with a Teal colored Spray paint as preparation.  I color coordinated the spray paint with the scrapbook paper I chose.

For the bottom, larger cross —

Next, I used Spray adhesive and sprayed the top of the cross and placed the Scrapbook paper on.  I let this dry for 24 hours before using an Xacto Knife to trm around the edges.  Finally, I finished by coating the paper with Glossy Modge Podge for a sturdy glossy finish.

For the top, smaller cross —

I used the LocTite Power Grip —  suggested by my anonymous friend, to attach the metal flower to the center of the cross.  Locktite

The LocTite worked great, i found it in the Paint section of Home Depot – It comes in a tube AND a caulk tube for larger projects.  It has incredible hold and dries CLEAR!!!!

The great thing about the metal flower I chose, is that it was on a spring — so it was easy to raise up to get under.  Next, I placed the flat marbles all around the cross placing it in dollops of the Power Grip.  Don’t get too much, because you don’t want a ton showing, but you don’t want too little, because you want to make sure you have a strong grip on the marbles.  Don’t worry if some comes up around the marbles — it does dry clear and looks great!

As a final step when both crosses were completely dry (I waited 24 hours) — I used the Power Grip to glue the smaller cross to the larger cross!

Mix and match the marbles and the paper and have fun with it.  I used mixed colored marbles, but you could easily go with all same colored marbles.

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