A bouquet of roses has long been considered the ultimate gift. And the prices escalate to unbelievable sums just prior to a big holiday. So I decided to save my money and go for a rose of a more lasting variety-- Gallery Glass roses on 6'x9" ovals. We want to focus on color combinations. Roses come in hundreds of colors. So you can find a real rose to match almost all the Gallery Glass hues.
I prefer to paint a 3 color rose applying a shading color, a blending color and a highlighting color to all the petals. Truthfully, these roses are gifts for a wonderful group of single friends that I worship with every Sunday morning, so this project had an ulterior motive. I don't think I've ever done so many variations of just two designs--but it turned out to be really fun. I have painted every night this week. Since I wanted the panels to be somewhat consistent, I highlighted all the petals and filled in all the borders with Hologram Glitter, but you may want to change it up for an occasion less dramatic. Here are the shading and blending colors that I used. Kelly Green and Green Shimmer were used for the leaves and a sky color that I mixed from a few drops of Turquoise in Clear Shimmer was mixed for the background. Some turned out better than others. What is your favorite color?
Top Row above (left to right):
Shading Color Blending Color Highlight Color
Yellow Rose 16020 Amber 16003 Sunny Yellow (Hologram Glitter on All Panels)
Red Rose 16023 Berry Red 16015 Ruby Red
Pink Rose 16014 Magenta Royale 16423 Hot Pink
Purple Rose 16457 Plum 16014 Amethyst
Bottom Row (left to right):
Orange /Rose 16005 Orange Poppy 16429 Pumpkin Orange
Peach Rose 16437 Coral 16006 Canyon Coral
White Rose 16018 Charcoal 16021 White Pearl
Peace Rose 16429 Pumpkin Orange 16455 Sunflower