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Martha Stewart Crafts Ocean Silkscreen Projects

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!
Capture the elegance of painted fish and “things from the sea” quickly and easily using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Silkscreens.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Greek Tile
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Habanero
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint - Sterling
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint - Wedding Cake
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Spray Paint Kit
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Silkscreen - Ocean
  • 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
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Foam plate
Scissors
Bath accessories

Instructions

Preparation:
Thoroughly wash ceramics in warm soapy water; rinse well and dry. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe cleaned ceramics to remove any residue. Allow to dry.

Project Painting Instructions:
1. To paint borders around the accessories, apply glass painting tape where desired. Use either the spray paint system or a pouncer to apply the border.  Wedding Cake was used on the glass and crab jar, and Sterling used on the tall thin container.

2. Use a pouncer to paint lid knobs if desired. Let accessories dry completely before continuing.

3. Using scissors, cut apart silkscreen designs following printed lines.

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

5. Position silkscreen on project surface where desired; press in place. Continue with the General Silkscreen Instructions.


General Silkscreen Painting Instructions:
Apply paint through silkscreen using either the Squeegee Tool or Foam Pouncer 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 has been silkscreened.  Place squeegee in water container to clean. While paint is still wet, carefully peel away silkscreen from the project.  Be careful not to drag the silkscreen to avoid smudging the painted design.


Foam Pouncer Tool Technique – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate.  Load the flat edge of the pouncer with paint by dabbing into the puddle of paint.  Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure the pouncer is loaded properly.  Holding the pouncer like a pencil, dab straight up and down over the silkscreen opening. Continue until the entire design has been painted.  Place pouncer in water container to clean.


Continue silkscreening designs until desired effect is achieved.  NOTE:  When repeating a design, it is best to clean the silkscreen between uses. Rinse in water and allow the silkscreen to dry thoroughly.

 Set completed project aside for 1 hour to thoroughly dry.


Curing Instructions:
Projects painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability.  Follow either the Bake to Cure or Air Cure Technique.  Note: Use only the air cure technique when using glitter paints. Glitter paints should not be baked.

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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