We decided we could paint right over the glass. That's how we roll! I first taped off the frame, then I base coated it with something called Set Coat by Faux Effects. It is an excellent base coat that will stick to ANYTHING!
Next, I plastered over this. I used some plaster we had left over from a job, but you can by Venetian Gem by Faux Effects in any color you want. It should be troweled on to create texture.
I free handed a cross design out of wrapping paper to get the size right. I then folded it in half to make it symmetrical.
Next I traced around the wrapping paper cross onto the faux tooled leather. So the cross wouldn't slide around, I sprayed the back with spray adhesive before I started to trace it.
I cut the cross out and then applied it to the plastered glass with wallpaper glue.
I used Annie Sloan Dark Wax to rub over the plaster that gave the texture depth and made it look almost like turquoise.
After the faux leather cross was applied, I glued acrylic stones around the border to create a look of studs. I took joint compound and used a stencil in the middle of the cross to make a raised medallion. I painted over the stones and raised medallion with Metal Effects Iron paint. After that, I brushed over the painted areas with Iron Activator to rust them. This is the final product.
As you can see, nothing is off limits for a make over in this house! I can't wait to see it in the ranch home!
Have a great Tuesday!