Sunday, January 23, 2011

Milagro Heart Birdhouse

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.



Rosemary said...

You betcha WIN WIN. This is great, Jana. The Crafty Chica would be proud that she inspired you - but the quality of your project is so good. I love the vibrancy of the colors and how you incorporate the heart into the design. BEAUTIFUL (said with great exaggeration of each syllable!)

I agree that it's fun that we each have come up with different projects for OG - hopefully, it is inspiring to our participants!

Rosemary said...

PS, I'm loving the glittery aspects of this too! I'd always have the glittery side looking at me! But that's just me, lol.

humel said...

Oh, I like this a LOT! How big is it? I have a teeny tiny wooden birdhouse somewhere, you've reminded me :-) Must dig it out and do something with it!

Lori said...

Totally awesome, gf. Nice bright colors for spring, whatever the hell that is. lol. Your painting and glittering are fabulous!

Casii said...

Coolness, utter coolness. But you know that!

Tyggereye said...

Coolness on the ultimate level. I love the hearts on the top. It almost looks like it could be a Frida bird house. Awesome!