July 3, 2012
Right before the 4th of July comes around, you begin to see red, white, and blue decorations everywhere. This color palette is very typical this time of year, however after the 4th is over these colors seem to disappear. Don’t be so quick to discard the red, white, and blue color palette. This combination can be used all year round in a room in your home. The living room pictured above is a great example of this. This room does not scream 4th of July, instead it looks very chic and modern. If you are a fan of these colors, don’t be afraid to add them to your home decor. Red, white and blue compliment each other beautifully, if designed well. To see more rooms decorated with these colors check out Home Goods.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Barnyard Red # 611, Country Twill # 602, Colbalt Blue # 720, and Ivory White # 427
July 3, 2012
Gallery Glass fans you are going to love this 4th of July project. Check out these fun patriotic candleholders made using gallery glass. Our in house design team created this project. This project is great for all crafters. If you’re new to using gallery glass this would be a nice project to make your first. These candleholders can be used anytime this summer not, just for the 4th of July. Feel free to use different colors, and different sized candleholders.
- 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™ – Royal Blue, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Ruby Red, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – White Pearl, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Accessories – Tool Set
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Red Shimmer, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Surfaces – Leading Blanks, 10 x 18
- Simply ® Stencils – Star Template
One large round candleholder
4 small square votives
1. Squirt equal amounts of Ruby Red and Red Shimmer on one Leading Blank and smooth out over surface with the plastic palette knife. 2. Repeat the above step using first the Blue Diamond and Royal Blue. Then, with Snow White and White Pearl. Set these Leading Blanks aside to dry for at least 8 hours. 3. Clean and dry all glass surfaces. 4. Use your ruler and craft knife to cut five ¼” strips of red, six ¼” strips of white. Carefully apply strips to glass surfaces as shown in the photo. 5. Use your star template and craft knife to cut several sizes of stars from all colors. Place 2 small blue stars on two of the votives. Place remaining stars on large candleholder as shown in photo. 6. Fill in all empty surface areas with Crystal Clear applied in a swirling motion straight from the bottle. 7. Let projects dry for 8 hours.