Martha Stewart Crafts Bold Serif Glasses
By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Personalizing has never been easier than now. Making a special glass for that special moment using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Stencils is not only quick, it is also easy to create! Change the look of ordinary glass to extraordinary by embellishing with dotwork and scrolls.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Greek Tile
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint - Sterling
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint - Yellow Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Spray Paint Kit
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Adhesive Stencils - Bold Serif Alphabet
Bottle and glasses
Brush basin or container for water
Instructions for creating Bold Alphabet Instructions:
- Stencil monogram letters Sterling and Yellow Gold Metallic
- Stencil accent trim, and paint swiss dots of Sterling and Yellow Gold
- Using Martha Stewart Crafts Spray Paint System, paint
Greek Tile Gloss Opaque on bottle exterior prior to stenciling. Allow spray paint to thoroughly dry
prior to stenciling
glass in warm soapy water to thoroughly clean; rinse well and allow to
- Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and
wipe over cleaned glass to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap
film. Allow to dry.
- Peel alphabet stencil from backing sheet; set
backing aside and save for future storage.
- Position adhesive stencil on glass surface
where desired; press in place.
- Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam
- Load the flat bottom edge of the foam pouncer
with glass paint by dabbing into the puddle of paint. Dab a few times more on a clean spot
on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire foam pouncer loaded
- Holding the foam pouncer as you would a pencil,
begin dabbing straight up and down over the opening of the adhesive
stencil. Continue painting until
the entire design area has been completed.
- Set foam pouncer aside in container of water
for cleaning. While paint is
still wet, neatly and carefully lift stencil by peeling away from the
glass surface. NOTE: Be careful not to drag stencil while
removing it as your painted design may be blurred.
adding stenciled designs over glass surface until desired effect is
achieved. NOTE: When repeating a stenciled letter, it
is best to clean the stencil between uses by rinsing in water and
allowing the stencil to dry thoroughly.
- To further embellish the stenciled letter, use
the writer tip to paint swiss dots on the broad portion of each
letter. Position the writer tip
where desired, lightly squeeze the bottle until desired dot size is
achieved, release pressure and lift.
- Set completed project aside for 1 hour to
glass surfaces painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints should be
cured to increase the paint’s durability on glass or ceramic
surfaces. Follow either the Bake
to Cure Technique or the Air Cure Technique.
Bake to Cure
Technique – Set dry silkscreened
glassware into cool oven. Set oven to
350°F and bake for 30 minutes. Glass
must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do NOT place glass in a hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Allow glass to cool completely in
oven. Wait 72 hours before using. NOTE: Glitter Glass Paints should not be baked to
cure; only use air cure technique when painting with glitter paints.
Technique – Air dry completed project
for 21 days before using. NOTE:
Glitter Glass Paints should not be baked to cure; only use air cure
technique when painting with glitter paints.
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