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Monday, January 26, 2015

Say, "I Love You" with Gallery Glass

St. Valentine's Day is almost upon us and you may be searching for the perfect gift--something that will be a lasting reminder of your love and devotion. Candy is quickly eaten and flowers wilt and fade, but your Gallery Glass heart will be a visible daily reminder of your lifelong passion. Add to this token of your love a dinner reservation and movie tickets complete with popcorn, and you have successfully executed a Gallery Glass moment. I painted this with Ruby Red, of course, but I outlined the segments with Hologram Glitter then filled in the center with the color. I did the same thing on the Hot Pink "lace". The Gold Glitter caption completes it for a very elegant festive look.

But what if you aren't giving the gift until the exact day. Sometimes you don't want to give a gift that is seasonally specific when the season will be over tomorrow.  How about a Floral suncatcher that is seasonally appropriate? The unsung hero of winter, the only flower with a heart brave enough to peek out of earth that just yesterday had snow on it--the humble crocus. How noble and breathtakingly beautiful. This is one of my favorite panels because it heralds the beginning of a fresh new season of brightly colored landscaping. Why not present your "love" with something that will cheer them up for many weeks to come. It can brighten a window view that will remain colorless for several more months.

And maybe your recipient is not into flowers or mushy Valentine symbols. There is certainly room for a gift that says, "I love you," but appeals more to their hobby and activities interest. How about a precious toe dancing bear complete with ballet shoes and a tutu. What little girl wouldn't love to hang this lovely suncatcher in their room?

Ballerina  - 6"x9" Oval

Gallery Glass Supplies: 16002 Snow White, 16423 Hot Pink, 16017 Magenta Royale, 16014 Amethyst, 16081 Crystal Clear, 16076 Black Liquid Leading, 16215 10" Styrene Blank

I Love You Heart -  10" Round
Gallery Glass Supplies: 16440 Gold Glitter, 16423 Hot Pink, 16015 Ruby Red, 16002 Snow White, 16442 Hologram Glitter, 16076 Black Liquid Leading, 16216 10" Styrene Blank

I outlined the heart sections and even put a drop of 16442 in the top of each of the lace sections and combed it into the paint to give the heart a little style.

Crocus  - 10" Round

Gallery Glass Supplies: 16423 Hot Pink, 16442 Hologram Glitter, 16017 Magenta Royale, 16455 Sunflower, 16020 Amber, 16003 Cameo Ivory, 16008 Kelly Green, 16035 Lime Green, 16024 Ivy Green, 16014 Amethyst, 16457 Plum, 16081 Crystal Clear16076 Black Liquid Leading, 16216 10" Styrene Blank

I applied a line of Hologram Glitter along the edge of the petal sections and combed it into the paint to give the flowers some sparkle. It almost looks like dew on the tips of the flowers.

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