#1 Dad Glass Block

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

#1 Dad Glass Block

Show Dad how much you love him 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: If you hold the bottle with 2 hands above the project you'll have a steadier hand and are 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. For the I Heart Dad block use Gold Sparkle, Ruby Red, Royal Blue, Morning Glory and Blue Bird. For the #1 Dad block use Holographic Glitter, Ruby Red, Sapphire, Shimmer Copper, Gold Sparkle and Silver Glitter.
  • 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.

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. Ruby Red 104272636
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Silver Glitter 104272690 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Gold Sparkle 104272678 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Shimmer Copper 104272645 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Royal Blue 104272635 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Holographic Glitter 104272679 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Sapphire 104272637 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Morning Glory 104272682 
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Blue Bird 104752906
  • Nicole™ Crafts 20 White Light Strand Green Wire 104273666
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glass Block 8 inch x 8 inch 104540362
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