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Botanical Bird Plates with Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage

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!
These beautiful plates are perfect as a seasonal table setting or as art to be hung on the wall.
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wedding Cake
Item #32076
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint - Gold
Item #32103
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 20 Metallic paints enliven projects with vivid shine.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Gloss Finish
Item #32241
Revolutionary kit converts any High Gloss, Metallic or Pearl brush-on Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint into a spray paint. Mix desired color with medium, attach sprayer, then apply paint. Includes 1.9oz sprayer, 6oz spray medium, 2 mixing bottles with caps.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
Item #32243
Especially ideal for smooth surfaces like glass, foam pouncers are used to apply paint in an up-and-down dabbing motion. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 6 pouncers: 1 each 1/2in, 3/4in, 1in, 1-1/4in, 1-1/2in and 1-3/4in. Durable, reusable.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Leaves Adhesive Stencils
Item #32270
Adhesive stencils are ideal for adding painted designs to any project, especially on curved or slick surfaces. Repositionable, reusable. Contains 2 multi-design 5-3/4in x 7-3/4in stencils and instructions. 15 total designs.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Gloss, 8oz
Item #33276
Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Gloss Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create a lustrous finish. It dries hard, with no tack. For indoor and outdoor use. Top-rack dishwasher safe, water base and non-toxic.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Matte, 8oz
Item #33278
Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Matte Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create a flat finish. It dries hard, with no tack. For indoor and outdoor use. Top-rack dishwasher safe, water base and non-toxic.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Paper Cut-outs - Botanical Birds
Item #33302
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Paper cut-outs, when paired with a Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage finish, can be used to create beautiful Nature inspired decoupage projects on glass, wood and most other surfaces. Package Contains: 64 pieces. 12 sheets 6 1/2in x 8 1/2in.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brayer
Item #33333
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto large surface areas, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. Craft comfortably with a soft grip handle, a 3in washable rubber roller, and a built-in footed stand that helps keep your work surface clean.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brush Set
Item #33335
The Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Brushes come in a variety of sizes to work with projects of any scale. Ergonomically designed with soft-grip handles allow for easy and comfortable handling. Use with Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Finishes. Package contains one 3/4in round brush, one 3/4in flat brush, and one 1-1/2in utility brush, 3 total.


Other Supplies
Scissors or Craft knife
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Assorted glass plates
White ceramic mugs
White ceramic plates

Instructions

  1. Prepare all glassware by washing in warm soapy water, rinse well and dry thoroughly. Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe surfaces to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap residue.
  2. Prepare paper cut-outs by removing them from carrier sheet. If desired, cut excess background away using scissors or a craft knife.
  3. Using a soft bristle decoupage bush, apply one even, smooth coat of Decoupage Finish to the surface. (I used Gloss on all glass surfaces; however, you may choose to use matte.)
  4. Apply a second smooth, even application of decoupage finishto the front side of the paper cut-out. Because we are working in reverse, you will be gluing the front of the paper to the back of the glass plate. (NOTE: When decoupaging the mugs, glue the backside of the paper cut-out to the front side of the mug.)
  5. Apply the decoupage paper to the surface positioning finish to finish. Press paper cut-out onto the surface, smoothing from the center towards the edges of the cut-out. This will remove trapped air pockets and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess finish with damp paper towel.
  6. Continue adding paper cut-out to the surface until the entire decoupage design is achieved.
  7. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours.
  8. If desired, accent Metallic Gold stenciled leaves around the edges as an embellishment to the paper cur-outs. Use a small pouncer and the adhesive stencil to create the leaf trims.
  9. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of decoupage finish over the entire surface being sure to seal all edges of the paper. Allow to dry 2 hours.
  10. Brush a second coat of decoupage finish over the entire surface and allow to dry 2 hours. NOTE: If decoupage item will serve a purpose other than decorative only, a third top application of decoupage finish may be required.
  11. If desired, apply Wedding Cake Satin to the entire backside of the plate. Wedding Cake may be pounced onto the plate until opaque coverage is achieved over the glass plate as well as the paper cut-outs.
  12. To create the gold charger type plates, set up the spray paint kit using Metallic Gold and Gloss Medium. Spray two white ceramic plates until desired color is achieved.
  13. Project surface should be cured prior to using. Air dry project for 21 days to cure.
Tip: When decoupaging on glass or ceramic drink ware, be sure to tape or mask a lip line approximately 5/8” from the top of the drinking vessel.
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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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