I love this piece but am ready to let it go because I have to "hide" it behind a bookcase to stop the cats from knocking it over. [I'm a "let it lean" kind of decorator.] In my pre-cat life, it had a place of honor in the living room.
I started off with a vintage window complete with glass that had fabulous bones. You can barely see it, but there was some inventory type writing on the upper left. I left it there. Because the paint is leaded and was chippy and shedding paint dust, I sealed it with a thin layer of Modge Podge matte finish glue. The only other products I used were from Plaid Enterprises Gallery Glass line.
Inspired by a painting project I'd seen, I laid out a pattern that suggested a bird's nest in a tree. With the pattern under my glass, I used Readi-Lead to outline the lines of my pattern. I adapted the pattern to occupy a visually pleasing area of the glass. Once that was done, I covered all of the glass with a mixture of Crystal Clear and Snow White Gallery Glass Window Color. I purposefully created a texture to block some light.
I love making this type of project. Usually I go for more of a stained glass look. In this case, I like the way the design "floats." I have an old door with a window I plan to work on, maybe this summer. By the way, this stuff lasts. I've kept mine inside for at least 15 years and it's still looks like it did the day I made it.
I was not compensated for this post. I am simply sharing an enjoyable project.