Giving That Special Door Some JAZZ

10 Materials
$150.00
3 Days
Medium
I was building a new house and wanted Sliding Doors for all of the inside doors. I didn't like the Price of those new doors and the look just wasn't what I was looking for. So I found this door under a Good Friend's Barn. I fell in Love. Then I found Unicorn SPiT and I knew this was going to be possible.
Yes, you are gonna want to get some SPiT, well Unicorn SPiT that IS!
When I got the door it was covered in layers and layers of dirt and grime. I washed it up and then started sanding, it had 9 layers. I did one side at a time. I left some of the old in places on the door. This would make the SPiT work as a glaze. The door was made of Walnut.
I used the Blue Thunder and covered the door with the chip brush. I did water it down by about 30%. I let this dry. I encourage the door to be completely flat to work on the door.
I then put some Zia Teal and the Dragon's Belly of SPiT.
I clean the class well and let it dry. I then put a very thick layer of Mod Podge on the glass. Use a really good Foam Brush. You want it spread evenly. When it starts drying, it will give the glass a wavy look. If it is not even looking when it dries, you can peel it away.
I used an adult coloring book page to trace the flowers from. I taped the picture onto the under side of the glass. I traced them uses Slick Black Fabric Paint. It will give an raised look like stain glass. I first tried liquid leading and it was not user friendly. Let the tracing dry. Then fill in the flowers. Once this is dry then put in the other lines that you will fill in with another color. The yellow is Lemon Kiss and it is SPiT also.
I used SPiT colors; Zia Teal, Blue Thunder, White Ning and I mixed up a Jade color. These all were watered done by 30% except the White. Let dry. If you want any of these glass work to dry faster, you can apply heat from a blow dryer to the back side of the glass.


This is the time to use Spray Mod Podge then I put 5 layers of Poly on using a Foam Brush. Do not rub or pick at the SPiT.
Close up of the glass.
What the glass looked like from the back side of the door. I ended up using Yellow on this side as a glaze that was about 60% water.
the look of the glass with light behind it.
Finished door that was hung on a track.
Suggested materials:
  • Unicorn SPiT   (www.unicornspit.com)
  • Mod Podge   (www.dickblick.com)
  • Black Slick (Fabric Paint)   (http://www.joann.com/tulip-dimensional-fabric-paint-4oz---slick/zprd_01774819a.html#q=slick+black&st)
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  • Maryllier Maryllier on May 30, 2016
    Love it. I have a question? Did you put the poly over the spit that was on the glass. Or did you just use the mods podge. Thanks

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