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Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Ornaments

These beautiful ornaments are the perfect accessory to spruce up any holiday décor.
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Satin Finish
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Holiday Icons II Adhesive Stencils
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Beach Glass
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Pool
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Greek Tile
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Beach Glass
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Sea Lavender
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Blue Calico
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Handled Squeegee Set, 3pc
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Other Supplies
Assorted glass ornaments in various sizes and shapes
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Foam plate

Instructions

 

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

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

  3. Following suggested instructions on spray paint unit, mix half gloss medium and half frost glass paint in desired colors to spray the exterior of each ornament.  Allow to dry and reapply color if desired.  NOTE:  A limited color palette of three colors is often pleasing.  We used Sea Lavender, Blue Calico and Beach Glass.

  4. When base color is completely dry, peel adhesive holiday icon stencil from backing sheet; set backing aside and save for future storage.

  5. Position adhesive stencil on glass ornament where desired; press in place.

 

Stenciling Instructions:

  1. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate. 

  2. Load the flat edge of the small handled squeegee with glass opaque paint by scooping into the puddle of paint. 

  3. To paint a textured stenciled design, apply paint from the handled squeegee onto the opening of the stencil like icing a cake.  Continue painting until the entire design area has been completed. 

  4. NOTE:  be careful not to paint beyond the edges of the stencil. 

  5. Set handled squeegee 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.

  6.  Continue adding stenciled designs over surface until desired effect is achieved.  NOTE:  When repeating a stenciled design, it is best to clean the stencil between uses by rinsing in water and allowing the stencil to dry thoroughly.

  7. 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.

 

PROJECT TIP:

  1. Change it up and try different color palettes or sizes and shapes of craft glass ornaments.

  2. Add an organza or silk ribbon at top to hang from a tree.

  3. Create a fun display of painted ornaments in a large glass bowl.
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