Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemon Donation Jar

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemon Donation Jar

Create this cheery lemon design that has the look of stained glass with Plaid® Gallery Glass! The Glass Blocks are perfect to create a contribution “jar” or add lights to make the colors of the rainbow shine.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 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. Make sure template prints out with NO scaling or it will not print to the right size for the glass block surface.
  • 3
    Place template underneath Leading Blank.
  • 4
    Remove paper protective paper on each of the bottles. Starting with Liquid Leading, turn over and give one good downward shake (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. Sunny Yellow for Lemon Peel, Lemonade for lemon sections and Glitter Hologram for the area between the lemon sections. For the rainbow section, just fill in using ROYGBV (Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue/Violet) color order.
  • 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 too 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.
  • 10
    When not using it for your Alex’s Lemonade Stand Donation Jar, add lights or use as a vase!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Leading Blanks 8 inch x 10 inch 3 pcs. 104274313
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Liquid Leading™ 2 oz. Black 104272657
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Lemonade 104752904
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ Sunny Yellow 104272641
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Holographic Glitter 104272679
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Ruby Red 104272636
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ Pumpkin Orange 104272634
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ Harvest Yellow 104272648
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ Kelly Green 104272629
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ 2 oz. Morning Glory 104272682
  • Plaid® Gallery Glass® Window Color™ Amethyst 104272615
  • Nicole™ Crafts 20 White Light Strand Green Wire 104273666
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