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English Garden Silkscreen Vases

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Capture the elegance of painted flowers quickly and easily using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Silkscreens.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Dauber Set
Item #32946
Use daubers for small, hard to reach areas of stencils or adhesive silkscreens. Pouncing or swirling techniques create a soft texture. Use them to apply paint in an up-and-down dabbing motion, a technique that works well on most surfaces. Contains 6 daubers: 2-1/4in., 1-3/8in., 1-1/2in. and 2-3/4in.

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Spray Paint Kit
Item #33227
Use Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit to create quick and easy coverage on larger projects. Turn any Martha Stewart Crafts ® glass paint into spray paint. Sprays up to 12oz of liquid. Kit includes 1.9oz sprayer, 6oz spray medium, and mixing bottle with cap.

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Silkscreen - English Garden
Item #33236
Use adhesive silkscreens to create beautiful, highly detailed painted designs on glass or ceramic. Contains 1 adhesive sheet 8 1/2in x 11in, 6 designs, and instructions. Patented.

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Squeegee Set, 2pc
Item #33250
Use squeegees with Martha Stewart Crafts ® adhesive silkscreens and glass paint to create beautiful, detailed designs on glass and ceramic housewares and gifts. The four sided squeegee is ideal for flat, large surfaces. The curved, tapered squeegee works best on contoured, smaller surfaces. Contains two sizes for any project: 1-3 1/2in x 4 1/2in and 1-3 3/8in x 2 3/8in silicone squeegees. 2 total.

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Glass Patterning Tape
Item #33255
Create plaids, stripes, checkerboards, and one-of-a-kind patterns with glass patterning tape. Low-tack, repositionable adhesive lets you adjust placement of tape without damaging your surface. Works on any clean, smooth surface. Contains 15 yd x 1in roll.

Other Supplies
Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint - Beach Glass
Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Gloss Transparent Glass Paint - Beetle Black
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Foam plate
3 white ceramic vases


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.    For the two larger vases, use Glass Patterning tape plus Beach Glass Opaque Texture Paint and the Spray System to create the color band. Apply tape where desired; mix the Beach Glass paint as directed on the Spray System package. Apply color, and let dry completely before continuing.

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

3.    Peel silkscreen from backing sheet; save backing for later silkscreen storage.

4.    Position silkscreen on surface where desired; press in place.

5.    Use Beetle Black Opaque Texture paint to silkscreen designs following 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.

Bake to Cure Technique – Place dry silkscreened project into cool oven.  Set oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes. Do NOT place project in a hot oven.  Painted projects must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage.  After 30 minutes, turn off the oven.  Allow projects to cool completely in oven.  Wait 72 hours before using.  

Air Cure Technique – Air dry completed project for 21 days before using.

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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