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Martha Stewart Crafts Kitchen Accessories

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 these fun glass accessories for any kitchen.
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Flourish Laser-Cut Stencils
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Raspberry Ice
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Habanero
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Geranium
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Etch Cream & Brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Adhesive Stencils - Condensed Sans Alphabet
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Other Supplies
Assorted Jars
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Foam plate

Instructions

Instructions for Kitchen Accesories:
  1. Etch rectangular fields as instructed on package.
  2. Stencil words using Habanero, Geranium and Raspberry Ice.
  3. Apply dot border around each word in same colors using handle end of paintbrush.

Preparation Instructions:

  1.  Wash glassware 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. Tape off rectangular areas and apply etch cream referring to application instructions. Remove cream when etching is completed and rinse following instructions.
  4. Position adhesive stencil on surface where desired; press in place.

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 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. For a textured appearance, use squeegee to lay glass paint onto stencil opening.  Move paint like icing a cake. Carefully remove stencil for a raised appearance.
  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.

 


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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