I got this huge picture frame from my grandma. I really didn't know what I was going to do with it but I liked the frame. I knew I wanted a big painting in my bedroom, so I thought I would buy some watercolor paper or canvas to paint and then frame. Then I got in one of those moods, (the I want to do this NOW kind!)....and thought why not paint right on the glass, right now?!......
So with a combination of (I want to do this now) and (I don't want to spend any money) mood, I was more than willing to give it a try.
This is what I started out with.....You can barely see it, but I thought I would make a big calendar for our kitchen before I decided using the frame for a painting.
My one tip with painting is use what you have. Go and get those cans of wall paint before they dry out. Use those babies up, especially when you have a big area to paint. I started off pouring some ceiling paint right in the middle of the frame. Then I took a putty knife and began spreading it all over the glass. I let it dry and put a second coat on with a brush. The one thing about painting on glass is layering. You have to get a good base to work from or else the paint can slide around on the glass. I think I have a total of 5 layers.
I knew I wanted to paint a rose, I just didn't know what color. I'm not a real fan of red roses, I had white roses for my wedding so I started there. Here is the 1st base layer of the roses......
The rose with pink tones?
Or change it back to a white rose?
I'm just curious:)
Hope you all are enjoying this Spring like weather! My William is enjoying his 1st spring break from school and I'm love having him home! Makes me look forward to having him all summer!
I hope to share with you some pictures of my mudroom. I don't think I've ever posted anything and I think it's time, ready or not!