Painting on a Glass Picture Frame

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I think what keeps my creative blood flowing through my veins is doing something that shocks my system every once in a while. Or else I think I  might get bored and just die:)  So when I decided to paint on a glass picture frame it was just the little zap I needed. 
 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......
 Here is the second coat of detail......

 
I must admit, right now I'm kinda liking the painting above better than the one with the pink tones below.  I haven't completely finished it and it's all up for changing.  A girl has a right to change her mind, right?  Especially when she has DIY'ed it for nothing:) When I'm finally done I want to seal it with some poly. So we will just have to see how this all pans out in the end.
So the big question is, which rose do you like better?
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!

Love,
Julie