Amy says: I am such a fan of recycling and upcycling with an artistic flair. I created this window completely inspired by the original lithographed map in the background. Found at an estate sale, I knew I had to have it. The rich aqua in the print is stunning, along with all the signs of age in the water stains, tears, etc. The best part: they had 3 of these maps rolled up and tucked away in a corner. Talk about a fabulous find for me! Going through my rather large stash of vintage windows, I found one that fit it almost perfectly. The overall dimensions of the window itself are appx 40" wide X 30" tall. As you can see, this window is rather massive to say the least. As for the word "wanderlust" I chose it because of the magical feel to it. It sounds so whimsical.
Right now hand lettering and script fonts are all the rage. I have always had pretty decent penmanship, so I decided to hand write it rather loosely. Surprisingly enough, I liked the overall look and I created it within the framed space pretty effortlessly. As for the mosaic tile on top, I painstakingly cut every single piece to create the overall design just so. It took many hours, and there are close to 800 tiles on there! Lastly, I applied and "carved" out the mocha colored grout in my signature style.
Vintage window, vintage lithograph map, mocha grout, white glass tile