Use the leading lines to outline your border. Leave an inch of space
between top and bottom lines to fill in later. If your lines overlap,
trim with a sharp craft knife or scissors. You may also “solder” line
joints with liquid leading. If so, let liquid leading dry before
applying Gallery Glass.
patterns, but be sure to leave a margin around the outlines. You may
do your design directly on the jar or create them separately on the
leading blanks or taped glass. Tape your patterns inside jar or place
under glass. You may use either the instant lead lines or simulated
liquid leading for your patterns (for sample shown, we used lead lines
with liquid leading as a solder). If you do decide to use the lead
lines, be aware that sharp corners and curves may cause lines to lift
and bend so trim pieces and piece together as needed.
Use Gallery Glass
to paint in candies and borders. Pick one color to work with at a time.
First “outline” your color, and then fill in (*note: The filled in
portions of the pattern represent Berry Red, but you may fill in as
desired). By working with one color at a time, it will allow the first
color to set slightly and discourage too much overlap (unless you want a
little blending to occur). If doing directly on jar, allow 8 hours to
dry. Otherwise, let Gallery Glass “cure” for a few days before removing
from glass or blanks.
Outline the top rim of jar cover with either lead lines or liquid
leading, let dry if needed. Once set, use Berry Red to do a swirl
through center. You can also do stripes, dots, etc… as desired. Fill in
the rest with Snow White.
You can also get
creative with your Gallery Glass by using a craft stick to swirl or mix
paint for a marbled effect. You can also paint with Gallery Glass using
a brush. Create a stippled effect by adding Crystal Clear to dots of
color and using a wired texture tool. Have fun and experiment!
When the season is
over, you may make more Gallery Glass designs to follow the season.
Simply store your holiday designs on glass or blanks for the next year!