We made this suncatcher as part of our Ramadan crafts today that says Allah, the Arabic word for God, for a special soul.
Our beloved pet, Shems the Siamese cat, who was 16 years old, passed away today and we buried her in the back yard.
We thought this suncatcher, placed right over where she is, below our living room window, would be a good way to remember her. My daughter helped me pick out the colors and the design then took part of her day to put it together.
- Gallery glass – Red, pink, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue & clear
- Liquid lead
- Leading blanks
- Paper templates deisgns
We started by placing the background design on the back of the leading blanks and outlining the dark lines with the liquid lead.
The next step is to place the Allah printout behind the leading blank and outlining all the lines also.
My daughter helped me fill in all the gallery glass colors, making sure not to leave any bubbles. She used the clear gallery glass for the middle. She tapped the bottom of the leading blank, gently under each color after filling it in, to get rid of bubbles she did find.
We let the suncatcher sit on a flat surface for eight hours, then peeled it off the leading blank.
Now it was ready to hand in our window.
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