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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Elegant Gallery Glass Designs to adapt for Round Surfaces

Elaborate Ornaments - 12" Round
Let the bell toll and the ornament, too! Who wouldn't love to have this elegant piece hanging near their holiday tree. I am drawn to the delicate detail on both and it opens up a world of possibilities to use your specialty paints--Sparkles, Glitters and Shimmers. It doesn't really matter which of those you use where--as long as the placement complements the adjacent choices. I used Gold Sparkle for the Ornament with Gold and Hologram Glitter as accents. To coordinate, I used Silver Sparkle for the Bell with Silver and Hologram Glitter as accents. See, it's easy as long as you're consistent.
The pattern and supply list are at the bottom. You can enlarge these designs to fit clear glass plates, or 10" smooth plastic plates from the party store.

Simple Holiday Wreath - 12" Round
It's not all about detail. Big, Bold and Beautiful are my preferred qualifications for a good Gallery Glass Design. This is a project you can lead in 10 minutes and it doesn't take a lot of blending and shading to get the look you see. The secret is letting the paint dry, then adding the detail with glitter paints on TOP of the cured paint. It sparkles and winks with the blinking of the lights on the tree and is certain to be a big holiday favorite. It makes a great gift because it is colorful and impressive, but doesn't take a weekend to make. That's a good factor to consider at this busy time of year.

Elaborate Ornaments  - 12" Round

Enlarge pattern to 12". This design can also be done on an 11x14" poster frame, if round is not available. If you do not have Silver Sparkle, you can use Black Onyx and White Pearl in varying amounts on the areas marked 421. If you don't have either of the Glitter Colors, you can use Plaid's Extreme Glitter Gold, Hologram and Silver, which come in a 2 oz. size. Slender Bands on the ornaments are darkened, as indicated with dots and then combed to make the new darker color.
Supplies: 12" Round Chain Wrapped Plexi Blank, 16008 Kelly Green, 16015 Ruby Red, 16019 Gold Sparkle, 16010 Amber, 16023 Berry Red, 16024 Ivy Green, 16079 Black Liquid Leading, 16081 Crystal Clear, 16095 Black Onyx, 16440 Gold Glitter, 16441 Silver Glitter, 16442 Hologram Glitter, 16225 Gallery Glass Tool Set.

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