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Shimmer Valentine Glass Art

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Create the look of leaded glass for your favorite Valentine with these shimmery sweet projects.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


PLAID Supplies
  • Gallery Glass ® Liquid Leading™ - Black, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Surfaces - Leading Blanks
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Crystal Clear, 8 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Hologram Shimmer, 2 oz.
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Red Shimmer, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
5 x 7 White photo frame
Recycled glass jar
White lace trim
Flat Paintbrush
Rubbing alcohol
Paper towels
Wood finial
Lined Paper


  1. Size heart pattern to fit surfaces. Place pattern under Leading Blank trace with Liquid Leading to create three heart shape outlines. Place lined paper under leading blank and trace several lines. Let dry at least 8 hours.

  2. Starting along inside edges of outline, fill hearts with Red Shimmer Window Color™. Use toothpick to level and smooth Window Color while you work. Let dry approximately 8-12 hours or until color is translucent.

  3. Wash glass container and frame glass with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.

  4. Gently remove a heart from the Leading Blank and place on center of frame glass. Remove lead lines from leading blank, cut to size then place on frame glass to form decorative lines as desired. Place a small dot of Liquid Leading on joints where cut lead lines meet to seal. Repeat technique to add hearts and decorative lead lines on glass jar.
  5. Applying directly from bottle tip onto glass surface, scribble Hologram Shimmer and Crystal Clear around heart designs to create background texture.  Let dry 8-12 hours until texture is clear.

  6. Paint wood pieces and glass jar lid Wicker White. Let dry.

  7. Glue lace around glass jar lid then glue wood finial to top of lid. Insert glass into frame and secure with glue.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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