Key to my Heart is this week's challenge on OPUS GLUEI. You would think that with Valentines Day coming up I would make cards.
As I always do with these challenges, I was pondering my project, and then it happened. I went to one of those chain craft stores and stumbled upon a bin of birdhouses. Well, I saw this one and KNEW what my project was going to be.
I gesso'ed the whole thing. (Oops, I thnk I left that part out of my little write-up on the OPUS GLUEI blog.) It felt like it took FOR.EVER for the darned thing to dry.
While it was drying, I surfed a bit through the Crafty Chica's flickr photos for inspiration. I love her style. One of these years I'll go on one of her cruises.
I found these hearts that she painted. I really like them. I added the rays.
And a bit of glitter.
I thought I wanted the whole heart done up in red glitter, but once it was on there, I didn't like it, so I tried to wipe it off, but it didn't all come off. A thin layer was left in some areas.
This I like. A lot.
So I glittered (with this method) the front and one of the sides.
BUT, I kinda like the painting without the glitter too. SO, I am leaving one of them without the glitter.
Depending on my mood, I can turn it to see either the glitter side or the not glitter side.
WIN - WIN