I am showing just 2 sides of the shade. The fist one is a pioneer family in front of their sod house...the second image is on the trail setting up camp for supper...
this becomes the first kiln firing..
Next I totally black matte the inside of the shade.
This shows the inside totally black...then with scrub brushes and picks I gently remove the matted paint to give details to the images.
This takes hours depending on how much detail you wish to portray...I am keeping it simple since the images are not going to have a lot of designs on clothes and that sort of thing they used homespun fabrics and basic basic living utensils
The letters Yous view are portraying a homestead certified ticket which would give the homesteader their location to stop...also a portion of journal recording the trip...here you can see how the scrubbed areas respond to the matte being removed...this is the same portion above "on the trail stopping for supper"
tomorrow this fires in the kiln and sets the matte process into the glass..next is color!