This is my AFTER picture.
I bought this metal 30x30 wall art from TJ Maxx a couple of years ago with the intention of painting it for The Traveling Door.
It had some hideous bird design on it when I bought it but I liked the three dimensional effect of the metal squares.
I painted the whole thing black probably a year or more ago and then for some reason it just sat. I think I knew I wanted to do a design with wine bottles and maybe I figured that would sell better at our Fall event than in the Spring.
I painted the wine bottles onto the "canvas" first and then printed out wine labels in sizes that would fit the bottles and decoupaged them on.
I added some stenciling detail to two of the squares and a subway art treatment with the wine facts on two others.
I then went back in and added a few more painted details and thought the piece was finished.
The more I looked at it though, the more I didn't like the contrast of the wine glasses and bottles with the subdued gray and black colors so I ended up glazing the piece with a warm brown.
I think I added too much glaze because some of the detailing was lost so back in again, adding more detail.
Geeze, I didn't think it would take me this long to complete.
Finally, though, I was satisfied.
NOW I can add it to my finished projects for
The Traveling Door.