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Martha Stewart Crafts Ferns Silkscreen Candles

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 delicate look of botanical ferns quickly and easily using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Silkscreens.
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Spring Pasture
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint - Yellow Gold
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Spray Paint Kit
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Silkscreen - Ferns
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Squeegee Set, 2pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Patterning Tape
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Other Supplies
Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Root Beer Float
Glass votives
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Foam plate
Scissors

Instructions

Fern Candle Instuctions:

1.    Measure and tape around bottom of glass to create a border.  Using a pouncer tool, or spray paint system, apply the band of color; Frost

Translucent Root Beer Float.  Apply a second coat if a stronger color is desired.
2.    Silkscreen fern designs on glasses using Spring Pasture and Yellow Gold.

Preparation Instructions:

1.    Wash glass in warm soapy water to thoroughly clean; rinse well and allow to dry.

2.    Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over cleaned glass to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film.  Allow to dry.

3.    Tape off areas to be sprayed and use spray system to apply paint.

4.    Peel silkscreen from backing sheet; set backing aside and save for silkscreen storage.

5.    Position silk screen on glass surface where desired; press in place.

Silkscreen Painting Instructions:
1.     Apply paint through silkscreen using either the Squeegee Tool Technique or the Foam Pouncer Tool Technique.

Squeegee Tool Technique – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto solid edge of silkscreen.  Holding squeegee tool at a 45° angle with light

pressure, pull the paint across the opening of the silkscreen.  Continue painting until the entire design area has been silkscreened.  Set

squeegee aside in container of water for cleaning.  While paint is still wet, neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away from the glass

surface.  NOTE:  Be careful not to drag silkscreen while removing it as your painted design may be blurred.

Foam Pouncer Tool Technique – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate.  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

properly.  Holding the foam pouncer as you would a pencil, begin dabbing straight up and down over the opening of the silkscreen.  Continue

painting until the entire design area has been painted.  Set foam pouncer aside in container of water for cleaning.  While paint is still wet,

neatly and carefully lift silkscreen by peeling away from the glass surface.  NOTE:  Be careful not to drag silkscreen while removing it as your

painted design may be blurred.

2.     Continue adding silkscreen design over glass surface until desired effect is achieved.  NOTE:  When repeating a design, it is best to

clean the silkscreen between uses by rinsing in water and allowing the silkscreen to dry thoroughly.
3.    Set completed project aside for 1 hour to thoroughly dry.

Curing Instructions:
1.     All 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.
 
Air Cure 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.


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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