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Monday, February 18, 2013

A Bouquet of Roses for YOU-- from Gallery Glass Class

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


  1. on both sets of pictures I like the two on the right side of the top purples!

  2. Thanks for your comment. It was interesting to watch the members of my class choose their gift--some wanted the one that would blend with their decor, but most just picked their favorite rose color--regardless of blending with furnishings. That insight is important to consider when you are producing pieces for a bazaar or craft sale. You want to have more of the color that everyone likes best. I can tell you that the pink rose is a strong favorite with a lot of people.

  3. Partial to the purple, but like them all.