Posts tagged ‘Gallery Glass’

April 12, 2012

Gallery Glass Casting Technique

If you are interested in Gallery Glass here is a technique you should know. See below step by step to learn about the casting technique.

Gather your materials, including Gallery Glass Window Color, leading blank, surface and pattern.

Using a palette knife, spread sections of Window Color onto leading blanks. Make sure areas of color are large enough to cover pattern shapes. Let dry at least 12 hours.

Place pattern under leading blank behind appropriate colors and cut out with craft knife. Set aside.

Carefully peel up cut pieces from leading blank and place on surface referring to pattern.

April 12, 2012

Teaching Thursdays: Hydrangea Vase

Don’t you just love flowers, especially during this time of year? I know I do. They can lighten up any room in your home, and looking at them can just make you smile. Personally I don’t buy flowers as often as I like, because I hate to see them dry up and die. I do better with faux flowers and plants, don’t judge me :). I also enjoy crafts that incorporate flowers into them, like this hydrangea vase. This is a pretty “stained glass” project made with Gallery Glass. Holli Long designed this project. This craft project is a bit more advanced, and is an intermediate level craft. Welcome in spring by creating this lovely vase.

PLAID Supplies

  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Crystal Clear, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Snow White, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Blue Diamond, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Amethyst, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Lime Green, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Accessories – Tool Set
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Surfaces – Leading Blanks, 10 x 18
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Aqua, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Fresh Lime, 2 oz.
Other Supplies
Clear cutting glass or light table
Large vase
2 small votives


  1. Squirt equal amounts of Snow White, Amethyst, and Blue Diamond on the Leading Blank.  Smooth and mix paint a bit with the palette knife.
  2. Repeat the above step with Aqua, Blue Diamond, and Crystal Clear.
  3. Repeat once more with Lime Green, Fresh Lime, and Crystal Clear.
  4. Place a Leading Blank over a piece of lined paper and trace the lines with Lime Green.  Make seven or eight lines.
  5. With the Yellow Ochre, drip straight from the bottle onto the Leading Blank to make the flower centers.
  6. Set all aside to dry overnight.
  7. Place the flower and leaf patterns under the Leading Blanks.  Use your craft knife to cut design elements.
  8. Clean and dry the glass surfaces and assemble Gallery Glass as shown in the photo.
  9. Use Crystal Clear Window Color to fill in all areas, between flowers, stems, and leaves.
February 28, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Spring Topiary Art and Vases

Welcome spring with fresh translucent color. Try this fresh new project technique, featuring Gallery Glass. This project was designed by one of our talented designers, Julie Lewis. Nothing brightens up your home more than some spring decor. This spring topiary art and vase, are perfect additions to any home. Place this project on a mantle, or window. See below for all the supplies you will need, along with instructions.

PLAID Supplies

  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Snow White, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Clear Frost, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Surfaces – Leading Blanks
  • Gallery Glass ® Liquid Leading™ – Black, 4 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Hot Pink, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Autumn, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Lemonade, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Aqua, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Light Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Rusted Pipe, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Mediums – Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.

Other Supplies

Hole punch ¼”- 1/8”, Craft knife, Plastic spreader, Combing tool or toothpick, Stencil brushes 1/8”-1/4”, Flat brush ½”-1/4”, Picture frame with glass 11” x 14”, Square glass vases, Wood candlestick 1 7/8”, E 6000 adhesive, and Tape


  1. Create multiple lead lines on one leading blank. Spread window color onto other blanks with plastic spreader and set aside to dry (at least 12 hours).
  2. To crackle picture frame and candlestick, base coat both with Rusted Pipe.
  3. Apply crackle medium in a slip slap pattern with flat brush. Let dry.
  4. Apply Wicker White top-coat in same manner and cracks will appear as paint dries.
  5. Make two copies of topiary pattern. Pattern is scaled for an 11 x 14 frame but, can be enlarged or reduced for other frame sizes.
  6. Place one pattern under glass and secure with tape.
  7. Use other pattern under leading blanks to cut out desired pieces with craft knife to create topiary. Use hole punches to make circles.
  8. Place lead lines onto glass as shown and to create topiary pot. Use a dot of liquid leading from bottle to secure where cut lead lines meet.
  9. Apply window color to pot and comb with combing tool to spread.
  10. Use stencil brush to apply Clear Frost around outside border and to pot.
  11. Use same processes on glass vases as shown.
  12. Glue candlestick to bottom of vase with E 6000.


February 10, 2012

The Winners of the Gallery Glass Giveaway are…

Thanks to everyone that entered our Gallery Glass giveaway. We were very excited by all the entries we received. I hope this week you learned more about Plaid’s Gallery Glass brand. The prize up for grabs this week was a 31 color Value Paint Set. The set includes 2 oz. Liquid Leading, 2 oz. Crystal Clear, 6 .44 oz. pots of popular colors, and 24 .16 oz. pots of accent colors.


Evelyn R. & Melody J.

(Winners have been notified by email)

We will be having another giveaway shortly. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know. Have a great weekend!

February 6, 2012

Gallery Glass Giveaway – Win A 31 Color Value Paint Set

It’s giveaway time again on Paint Me Plaid. This week we are giving away some product from Plaid’s Gallery Glass line. Create stained glass looks with this Value Paint Set. Set includes 2 oz. Liquid Leading, 2 oz. Crystal Clear, 6 .44 oz. pots of popular colors, and 24 .16 oz. pots of accent colors. In this giveaway we are giving away 2 of these value packs to 2 Paint Me Plaid readers. We will announce the winners on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (Feb. 10), in the afternoon.

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would create, using this product? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

Become a follower of ours on Twitter

Like Plaid on Facebook and let us know you entered the giveaway

Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool

The contest will end Friday February 10th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

February 6, 2012

Make it Monday: Dancing Hearts Valentine Mobile

Create a lovely and wonderful mobile with Gallery Glass, this Valentine’s Day. Hearts are all a flutter this time of year, and the song of love is playing almost everywhere you go. Even though there are only a few days left til Valentine’s Day, there is still plenty of time to get creative and make some festive decorations for this occasion. Below are the supplies you will need, along with the instructions. This project was designed by, Holli Long. Click here to see another Valentine’s Day craft made with Gallery Glass.
PLAID Supplies

  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Snow White, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Amethyst, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Ruby Red, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Surfaces – Leading Blanks
  • Gallery Glass ® Redi-Lead™ Strips – Thin
  • Gallery Glass ® Accessories – Tool Set
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ Sets – Primary Paint Set

Other Supplies
28 Gauge wire
Wire cutters
Red glass hearts
Optional: Red seed beads


  1. Tape pattern under Cuttable Plastic and trace lines with Thin Redi-Lead, trimming to fit as you go.
  2. Colorize heart shapes with combinations of Window Color colors of your choice. (Samples use Ruby Red, Wicker White, and Amethyst.)
  3. Create various dots, stripes and swirls as desired. Create marbled effects by stirring colors together slightly while wet. Experiment! It’s FUN!!
  4. When Window Color is completely dry, cut around all heart shapes with scissors, leaving a little “tab” of clear plastic between the ‘humps of the top of heart (to hang it by). Cut 8 pieces of wire approximately 12” long.
  5. Punch holes in the top and bottom of each heart using a T-Pin. Enlarge holes with the metal tool.
  6. Thread two wires through the top hole. Center wires and bend up. Holding wire near the plastic, twist several times. Thread two of the wires together and through a red glass bead. Twist all wires together to hold in place. Add another red glass heart to two of the wires. Twist all wires together and make a loop at top for hanging. Twist wires together to secure loop. Trim wires close.
  7. Attach another two wires at the bottom of the heart, bring ends together to align the hole at the center of the wires. Hold the wires close to the plastic and twist a couple of times. Add a red glass bead to two of the wires, then bring all four together and twist to hold glass bead in place.
  8. Connect to next heart shape by threading two of the wires through the hole at the top, then wrap all four wires around under the heart a couple of times. Cut wire close.
  9. Repeat for each space between hearts. (Note: you can assemble mobile with ribbon or cord instead of wire, if desired.)
  10. Optional step: Cut 5” lengths of extra wire. Thread wires through red seed beads: curl and bend wire to create a “wild” look. Wrap randomly around wire between hearts.
  11. Hint #1: You can add more or fewer hearts to your mobile as desired.
  12. Hint #2: You can write alphabet letters on top of the dry Window Color using the tip of Liquid Lead (spell out the name of your Sweetheart, spell out “Love”, etc.).
  13. Hint #3: You can write whole words on each heart such as ‘love”, “kisses”, “hugs”, etc.
February 6, 2012

Meet Gallery Glass

Another week, another brand. It is now the fifth week in our blog series, All About Plaid. In this series we have been introducing our readers to each brand that falls under the Plaid Enterprise umbrella. This week we would like you to get familiar with, Gallery Glass. Anyone can create the elegant beauty of classic stained glass easily and inexpensively with decorating favorite, Gallery Glass®. One amazingly easy technique–simply outline and paint–is used to create any Gallery Glass project, from show-stopping windows for the home, gorgeous glass art accents and window clings for kids, seasonal and whimsical décor. Whether windows, accessories or framed art, glass is one of today’s most popular decorating surfaces. Plaid’s one-of-a-kind Gallery Glass creates the realistic look of stained glass. Please click here, to see projects and the entire Gallery Glass line. Explore even more about Gallery Glass on our blog, Gallery Glass Class today!

December 20, 2011

Plaid’s 12 Days of Christmas: 5 Days to go

I am sure that you all are well aware that not every gift you give needs to be bought from the mall. Many people are hand-making their gifts to give to their loved ones. Over the years I have received some beautifully crafted gifts that completely blew me away, from how nice they were. There are several different gifts you can make, but in case you are looking for a simple yet chic gift to give, try these Ribbon Ornaments. Ornaments make a great gift, because they can be used for many years to come. Handmade ornaments can also hold sentimental value, which make them priceless. Create these Ribbon Ornaments by using Gallery Glass. Click here to see how these were made.


December 11, 2011

Holiday Craft Trend: White Christmas

This year, we’re dreaming of a White Christmas and we have a variety of home decorating and crafting ideas for you! It’s easy to add light and bright touches to your home this winter season. Check out our tips and project ideas and be sure to download our free recipe and recipe cards for Sea Glass Candy!

Create a winter wonderland in your own home:

  • Use Gallery Glass to adorn ornaments, create framed art and decorate windows.
  • Decorate with shades of white. Add touches of amethyst, turquoise, silver and gray as accent colors.
  • Add snowman and snowflake motifs to decorate glassware and other home accents for festive holiday touches.
  • Create a warm, rustic feel with weathered wood frames with simple and easy techniques. Check out the White Christmas Framed Art project below for how-to techniques.
  • Check out a variety of winter projects to get you inspired.

White Christmas Ornaments

White Christmas Vase

White Christmas Framed Art

November 18, 2011

The Winner of the Gallery Glass Value Pack Is…

This week on Paint Me Plaid our giveaway prize is this Gallery Glass Value Pack. This set includes 2 oz. Liquid Leading, 2 oz. Crystal Clear, 6 .44 oz. pots of popular colors, and 24 .16 oz. pots of accent colors. This set contains 31 colors.

The winner of this wonderful prize pack is…


Sandra Reade

(Winner has been contacted via email)

In case you did not win this week’s giveaway, don’t worry we will be announcing another giveaway shortly. Make sure you check back here on Paint Me Plaid daily, so you won’t miss out for your next chance to enter a great giveaway. Have a great weekend crafting 🙂