Commissioned Art


For years, I have been looking for a special piece of artwork for my living room wall. I fell in love with a huge canvas photo in an art gallery and dreamed I would someday take a picture and have it mounted. So far, that hasn’t happened and I was anxious to get something on the wall. So, I decided to commission myself to make a piece of art.

I started with a large, 6-pane window I bought at Green Door Studio. I washed it up, but left the white paint just as it was.


I added metallic silver paint to the majority of the window.


Next I added a bit of blue paint here and there …


And then some brown. Then I went over the top of the entire window with a semi-gloss glaze mixed with brown paint. Then I was ready to decorate …


I used a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 rubber stamp to add some text to two of the corners. Archival Ink works well — I heated it just to be sure.


Then I went over the top with Texture Paste on a stencil.


I added a bit of paint over the top …


I used the same techniques in the opposite corner, but I added Lake Superior rocks and a bit of birch bark to that corner.


In the center of the panes, I used a stencil to add a compass with Archival Ink.


Then I added the photos behind the glass. I used Mini Glue Dots because I wanted to be able to change them out. I don’t like that the dots show in some places, but I really wanted the photos behind the old glass.


I also added a few tags, some wood pieces and more rocks to various spots on the window.


At the bottom, I added a piece of driftwood from the beach, along with a few more rocks.


I also added a charm from Tim Holtz.


I love how my window came out. I hope I’ve inspired you to make art of your own!

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