I Heart Mom Glass Block

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

I Heart Mom Glass Block

Show how much you love mom with this Stained Glass effect Glass Block created with Plaid® Gallery Glass!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time: 1-2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Note that this project will be utilizing what Plaid calls the "Modular Technique", where a design element is leaded on a Leading Blank and filled in with Window Color. When dry the design is peeled from the Leading Blank and applied to the project surface
  • 2
    Print out template provided on 8-1/2" x 11" paper.
  • 3
    Place template underneath Leading Blank.
  • 4
    Remove paper protective paper on each of the bottles. Starting with Liquid Leading, turn over and give a good downward (to push out any excess air bubbles). Practice the flow of the leading on some scrap paper.
  • 5
    Outline the design of the pattern that is beneath the Leading Blank. (Tip: I find that if I hold the bottle with 2 hands above the project I have a steadier hand and am able to get a more even line of leading; it also avoids air bubbles!).
  • 6
    Put the leading blank in a safe place away from nosy fingers (is this dry!?), approximately 8 hours (do the leading before you go to sleep…it'll be ready to go the next morning!).
  • 7
    Once it is dry, you can "color in"! As per Plaid, fill in the design with chosen Window Color. Use the Hot Pink for the small heart, Hologram for letters and Ruby Red for large heart; note that the samples recommended for the small heart is what the lighter color Pink you see in the second sample).
  • 8
    Note: Be sure to apply color to the depth of the leading and that the color fills in the corners of the design. If the Window Color is applied to thinly, lighter patches of color will appear as it dries and the element will tear when peeled from the Leading Blank.
  • 9
    When the entire image is dry, carefully pull it off of the Leading Blank…you can now place it on the Glass Block (or window…since it is the word "MOM", it looks good from either side of the glass!)
  • 10
    Add lights or use as a vase!
  • 11
    We've shown another option with other colors, creating a marbled effect. Two colors were used to fill in letters. Take a toothpick and pull the colors from light to dark, dark to light, cleaning the tip between passes so the colors don't get muddied. There's also Silver Leading to create a brighter stained glass leading effect.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time: 1-2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Leading Blanks 8 inch x 10 inch 3 pcs. 104274313
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Liquid Leading Black 2 oz. 104272657
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Hologram Glitter 104272679
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Ruby Red 104272636
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Hot Pink 104272680
  • Nicole™ Crafts 20 White Light Strand Green Wire 104273666
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block 8 inch x 8 inch 104540362
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