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Monday, September 12, 2011

Stained Glass Gifts to Give or Keep - Birds and Animals

We've been looking for gifts to make for the holidays. What about children? They're often not as thrilled to get a craft that is already made--as they are to get one that THEY can make! Who can blame them? Here's an idea. Lead the picture and buy the paint colors to go with it. Or if you have some old pots of Gallery Glass that are nearly used up. Open the lids and let the paint dry for a few days. Once it is hard, pull out the old paint and fill them with the colors that will be required to complete the leaded panel. You have, in essence, made a personalized or customized "kit" to give to your favorite youngster at holiday time. In fact, this is an excellent way to send Gallery Glass to those children who don't live near you. You don't have to worry about it getting damaged during shipping. Plaid has a package of two 8x10" styrene blanks that will work wonderfully for this project. They are affordable and unbreakable. Here are some possible designs that your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews might relate to. Check our post under this one for some kid appropriate food projects. Kids still like to eat, and painting food is getting pretty close!

Here are the patterns most can be done on either 8x10" or 11x14"--perfect sizes for those aspiring artists.

Gallery Glass Paints: These are the paints that were used in all the projects. Check the color numbers that appear in your pattern to narrow it down to your project's color list.
01 or 81 Crystal Clear, 02 Snow White, 03 Cameo Ivory, 04 Sunny Yellow, Orange Poppy, 06 Canyon Coral, 07 Cocoa Brown, 08 Kelly Green, 09 Emerald Green, 10 Denim Blue, 11 Blue Diamond, 12 Royal Blue, 13 Slate Blue, 14 Amethyst, 15 Ruby Red, 16 Rose Quartz, 17 Magenta Royale, 18 Charcoal Black, 19 Gold Sparkle, 10 Amber, 21 Shite Pearl, 22 Clear Frost, 23 Berry Red, 24 Ivy Green, 35 Lime Green, 36 Turquoise, 37 Sapphire, 44 Etching Medium, 94 Champagne, 95 Champagne, 95 Black Onyx, 96 Celadon Green

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