I've been playing with the idea of using blocks to support the fused glass barrettes to raise them up in the picture frame a bit. Originally they were to be black but then I started thinking about the crates I made for a production of Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. Perhaps they would work as a miniature prop as well? However I didn't want to spend the time painting a mini version only to find it detracted from the glass art so I decided to test out the idea in Photoshop first.
|From Lady Pirates of Captain Bree Set.
I began by isolating each component to test on stage in Photoshop using the lasso tool and then cutting/pasting into the theater file. Quickly added a color overlay and some shadows to give more of a realistic feel of what I could expect if all items were physically present.
End result: I think it works. Stay tuned - will show the actual painted blocks on the mini stage in my next post to see how they turned out.