Friday, February 24, 2012
Circle of Roses Modular Method Window Makeover with Gallery Glass
Now, I'd like to introduce you to the Modular Method. It's a cross between the Vertical and Horizontal methods because the more intricate parts of the design are done horizontally on Leading Blanks as CLINGS, but then peeled off, positioned on the panes and the painting of the borders and background are done directly on the window. Advantage--you don't have to lead the hard parts with Redi-Lead AND you save the price of the panel or surface. Complete instructions for the Modular Application can be studied in detail in the Circle of Roses Modular Patterns section. If you have ANY doubts, these instructions will answer all your questions. They start from the beginning, as if you've never picked up a bottle of Gallery Glass. It's so easy.
But what if your window isn't a double hung "one over one" and you can't possibly use pink in your color scheme? Not a problem. Here is the same rose design created for a bay window--usually a decorator nightmare, no matter what window treatment you choose. It uses the same rose and bud pattern, but the arrangement makes it appear quite different. You get the idea.
First, do multiples of the Rose and Bud patterns as CLINGS. Outline and paint them on the Leading Blank and let them dry. Then peel them off and arrange in a pleasing design. Outline the borders and dividing lines with either your pre-made leading strips or use Redi-Lead strips from the Value Pack. Paint the background and border colors directly on the glass. And within one weekend, you've created a major work of art AND saved a significant amount of money. After you have learned the simple steps in the Modular Method, you will have another option in your repertoire of glass painting skills. Confused? Go to the patterns and instructions which are posted below--and read through the expanded instructions. Don't worry, it's not really anything new, just a combination of several application principles and we will have many examples of the Modular Method in coming months.