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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Black Cat and Pumpkin Gallery Glass

I thought this was a cute black cat, if there is such a thing--aren't black cats supposed to be bad luck? Maybe, but hopefully this one won't bring anything but crowds of admiring "trick or treat-ers" to your door on Halloween. This panel uses some alternate Gallery Glass finishes combined with the traditional paint.
The first special product that I love for Gallery Glass is Extreme Glitter in the 2 oz. size. I used the Black Extreme Glitter for the Cat. It is opaque, but has that slight glint to it--reminds me of a cat's glistening fur coat. Then I used the Red and the Orange Extreme Glitter for the pumpkin--blending them to create the illusion of roundness. You can use Orange Poppy and Pumpkin Orange, if you don't want to go out and buy the extreme Glitter. But I encourage you to buy all  14 colors in the store or from <>. They are wonderful additions when you want a metallic sparkle to your Gallery Glass projects.
I put more alternatives in the supplies list. In case you don't have the discontinued Glow in the Dark Mod Podge, Glow Away will work just as well, but don't let it get splashed after the project is cured and be careful cleaning the finished panel, because Glow Away will wash away with water, but it has significant glowing power and for that reason, it is an alternative. You might paint the eyes, nose and mouth of the pumpkin with 16004 Sunny Yellow and let it dry, then put a coating of the Glow Away over the cured coating of yellow. That way, you will have a very yellow glow to your pumpkin's features. I put kitty on a 12" circle, which I happen to have a lot of, but you can put the design on a piece of glass from an 11"x14" picture frame.

Supplies List:
2797 Black Extreme Glitter
2774 Red Extreme Glitter or 16005 Orange Poppy
2793 Orange Extreme Glitter or 16429 Pumpkin Orange
16002 Snow White
16004 Sunny Yellow
16005 Orange Poppy
16008 Kelly Green
16024 Ivy Green
16035 Lime Green
16095 Black Onyx
16429 Pumpkin Orange
16001 or 16081 Crystal Clear
CS15128 Glow in the Dark Mod Podge or 5042 Glow Away