"This is the last window that I finished. It can actually be used anytime although Summer would probably be the best time. I just suddenly had an idea one day to make a frame that would cover the entire window and this is the result. My next full frame will be one for Christmas. I'm thinking about using holly leaves to make a wreath with lots of sparkly ornaments."
So this is really great, right? Now let's see what other magic creative INNOVATIVE ideas she has for us.
"I decided that I liked the idea of using a stained glass panel instead of a valance on my kitchen window. I have been working on having several different panel--hopefully one for each season. These are the ones I have now, starting with Valentine's Day. And since my kitchen wallpaper has hearts--this also works any time."
"Then on to St. Patrick's Day, which since we are in Dublin, it is a big deal here."
"Now, for Easter. I think this is my favorite of all time. I made the pattern from a couple of pictures that I had and added my own details."
"Here is my July 4th picture."
"My summer picture is my daughter's favorite because she loves Sunflowers."
"I also have one for Fall with falling leaves."
"To finish up the year, look at Thanksgiving and Christmas."
"Some of the colors in my Christmas window are the Crystal Finish paints by Jurgen Industries."
wow, Wow, WOW! I really love these valances. In case, you're unsure of what a valance is--it's a short curtain at the top of the window--usually made of sheared cloth on a rod. Janice certainly improved on that idea. I also love the fact that she is doing all of this for her kitchen window because what woman doesn't spend the more time in front of that--than any other in the house. Thank you, Janice, for taking the time to share your ideas with us. You are a creative, innovative lady with our favorite paint. PLEASE send us more of your fabulous projects.
(New post) Janice is willing to share a few of her secrets with us. Here's more information on her techniques.
"I have always loved stained glass and when a lady at our church offered a stained glass painting class, I was the first to register. I have tried doing the cut stained glass, but I don't have the strength in my hands to do the cutting. BESIDES, I love being able to swirl in my own colors."
"Since Bradford asked how my panels are attached, I took a couple of pictures of the one that is up now. To hang the panels I use Command hooks at the top and bottom. The full rooster panel exactly fits in the window frame and doesn't need anything to hold it in place."
"I am attaching a picture of my paint color sampler. Since the colors don't look the same when wet, I wanted a way to know exactly how the color would look dry. I have mine in numerical order as this makes it easier to find the color and put it back where it belongs. You can also see how I have my paints stored. I made the
slotted holders with a rod pocket across the top and I hang them on dowels in a rolling cart. I paint on a round glass-topped patio table with a lamp under it --that is sitting in my living room so that I can see the TV while I'm painting."
I love it, Janice! I know that you have offered some solutions to problems that we all have at one time or another. I love your cart with the bottles stored upside down. This is one way to eliminate some of the bubbles and make sure you get ALL of the paint out of the bottles. Good idea. Keep painting and sending us pictures of your work.