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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Leprechauns Love Gold and Gallery Glass!

If you have a drop of Irish blood in your veins, you just naturally love St. Patrick's Day. That's the time of year when Celtic pride runs very deep and everyone gets out their derby and dusts it off--ready for a parade to break out at any moment. It is almost Spring and that makes the "greens" theme very timely. I think this wonderful occasion deserves it's own special oversize design. So I pulled some of my favorite St. Patrick's Day clip art icons and overlapped and enlarged them to fit into a 24'x36" poster frame.

The hair is streaks of Copper Sparkle and Light Brown applied next to each other. The coat and shoes have Etching Medium patted onto the surface of the paint after it cures. This was done to differentiate them from the Kelly Green Stripe in the rainbow. All clover leaves have a line of Hologram Glitter applied along the edge before the leaf color is added, then the two colors are combed together. The Gold Sparkle dots in the vest are applied first, then the Lime Green swirled among them.The black pot is Black Extreme Glitter used straight--not diluted with Gallery Glass. I wanted the pot to be REALLY black and the glitter makes it interesting. The money and border are Gold Sparkle--pretty from the front, but photographs beige with light coming through it. As we often say, "it looks much better in person."
Gallery Glass Supplies: 16002 Snow White, 16006 Canyon Coral, 16004 Sunny Yellow, 16008 Kelly Green, 16429 Pumpkin Orange, 16011 Blue Diamond, 16014 Amethyst, 16015 Ruby Red, 16024 Ivy Green, 16035 Lime Green, 16848 Hologram Glitter, 16019 Gold Sparkle, 16440 Gold Glitter, 16422 Copper Sparkle, 16426 Light Brown, 16081 Crystal Clear, 2797 Black Extreme Glitter, 16044 Etching Medium,16076 Black Liquid Leading, 24"x36" Poster Frame.


  1. Miss Carol as always I love your don't see too much in the line of decorations for St. Patricks Day so this is a welcome addition.....I wish one day you could come up with a seasonal/holiday pattern encyclopedia full of large size and smaller patterns for each season and holidays thruout the year..or maybe do a monthly/bi monthly pattern club we could all join......oh one last question....what color would you suggest as the best for skin tone color?

  2. Oh, I wish we were still in the book business. Books are, unfortunately, out dated--at least from a corporate viewpoint. But my goal is, that by the time I have gone through a full year, you will have an ongoing reference for seasonal designs. I know that you have to print out the patterns, but people are getting more home equipment, in order to be able to do that. I know it's hard. If I didn't have a big old Canon copier at my elbow to adjust patterns, I couldn't do anything.
    Now, skin comes in many colors, as you know. For a pale face, use Cameo Ivory. My favorite is Canyon Coral, but it is discontinued. You can add a few drops of orange to Cameo Ivory and get the same effect. You can also use Light Brown for darker skin tones, but it is also discontinued. It looks like we will eventually have to mix colors to get a skin tone. They are not best selling colors, so Plaid pulls them, first.

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