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Martha Stewart Crafts Italic Script Glasses

By: Chris Myer Williams
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!
Beautiful glasses created with Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils.
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Yellow Jacket
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint - Black Nickel
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Etch Cream & Brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Frost Clear, 6oz
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Adhesive Stencils - Italic Script Alphabet
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Other Supplies
Glasses (assorted sizes)
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Foam plate

Instructions

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. Peel alphabet stencil from backing sheet; set backing aside and save for future storage.
  4. Position adhesive stencil on glass surface where desired; press in place.

Glass Etching Instructions:

  1.  Apply glass patterning tape around each glass vessel where desired to create a pattern of horizontal stripes.  Be sure to press edges well making sure tape is secure to glass not to allow any Etch Cream to bleed under the taped areas.
  2. Apply extra tape to create a wider mask as a protective area.
  3. Using the small natural bristle brush, apply a liberal, medium to heavy application of Etch Cream where desired. 
  4. Set timer for 15 minutes and allow glass with Etch Cream to rest.
  5. Wash away Etch Cream under running water at the end of 15 minutes.  Peel away tape after Etch Cream has been rinsed away.  Continue rinsing glass vessel, then dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.

Stenciling Instructions:

  1. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5.  Continue 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.
  6. 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.
  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.

 

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