Many of you know that two springs ago there was a craft room added to the house. Boxes of craft items, my spinning wheels, floor loom and a host of other craft related items were taken up to the room as soon as the drywall was up. Little did I realize just how much stuff I had. You see, I didn’t buy it all – much of it was gifts from people who no longer wanted it. There are boxes and boxes of fabric, yarn and assorted craft kits. That description doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface, but since I am just now starting to sort through everything, I have no idea what all is up there.
One of the items I did find was a horse suncatcher – the kind you would buy for a child. Although the package it was in remained sealed, the paint was dried up. I immediately thought of my Gallery Glass paints I bought intending to use to make stained glass windows with until I had time to make real stained glass windows. I love seeing the sun shine through colored glass and I love the privacy stained glass creates. I like a lot of light in my house and thus my thinking is if I have stained glass windows – even if it’s Gallery Glass, I can do away with some of my curtains.
So, I dug out the Gallery Glass paints and got to work coloring in the sections of the horse. The paint by number that came with the horse was helpful in choosing the colors I would work with. I used a paint brush to apply some of the paints and others were squeezed right out of the bottle. I did have to smooth some of the paint to get rid of the larger bubbles, but I allowed some of the tiny bubbles to remain. I felt it added an artistic effect.
I let the suncatcher lie flat overnight to dry, put a ribbon on it this morning and hung it in my kitchen window. I debated selling it at the craft fair this month but decided I like it and it looks great where I hung it.