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Ornate Alphabet Nursery

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.
Personalize a message or a loved one’s name or a special date with Martha Stewart large paper alphabet stencils and Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint.
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Summer Haze
Item #32023
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 Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Couscous
Item #32066
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 High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint - Pea Shoot
Item #32085
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 High Gloss paints give vibrant, high shine color.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint - Lemon Drop
Item #32156
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. 40 Glitter paints add sparkly, shimmery effects.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 6oz Tintable Fabric Medium
Item #32194
Mix with Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paints for a softer, more flexible finish when painting on fabric. Mix 1 part medium to 2 parts paint. Heat set projects for permanence and washability. Waterbased.


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 ® Utility Brush Set - 3pc
Item #32246
Use these brushes for basecoating projects. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 3 white nylon bristle utility brushes: 1 each 3/4in, 1in, 1-1/2in.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
Item #32292
Low-tack tape is safe for fabrics and other surfaces. Use to hold stencils securely in place or to mask off areas while stenciling. Contains one roll, 3/4in x 25yds.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Ornate Alphabet Paper Stencils
Item #32984
Use stencils to create beautiful painted designs on fabric, wood, glass and other surfaces. Use with any Martha Stewart Crafts ® paint on any surface. Each stencil has a tic mark for easy alignment. Large upper and lower case letters. Reusable. Contains 36 paper stencils 9 in x 7.5 in, 73 designs. Letter size, 3 3/4 in h.


Other Supplies
Room accessories of your choice
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate

Instructions

Nursery Project Instructions:
1.    Paint the frame with Couscous.  Allow to dry.  Add Lemon Drop on top of Couscous.

2.    Stencil an initial on the glass of the frame in Pea Shoot.

3.    Paint the letters on fabric container and banner Summer Haze.  Allow to dry and then tape off borders and paint Pea Shoot.

Preparation Instructions:
1.    Prewash all fabric to remove manufacturer’s sizing.  Dry thoroughly being careful not to use fabric softeners or dryer sheets.  If needed, iron wrinkles without using a spray starch.

2.    Position large paper stencil on project surface where desired; secure in place using stencil tape.  
3.    For glass, wash glass in warm soapy water to thoroughly clean; rinse well and allow to dry.

4.    Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over cleaned glass to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film.  Allow to dry.

Stenciling Instructions:
1.    Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a foam plate or palette.

2.    Mix two parts paint with one part Martha Stewart Fabric Medium.  Using the fabric medium when painting on fabric will help to keep the decorated fabric soft when dry.

3.    Load stencil brush with paint and fabric paint mixture by dabbing into the puddle.  Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire stencil brush properly loaded with paint.  Holding the stencil brush as you would a pencil, begin dabbing up and down over the opening of the large paper stencil.  Continue stenciling until the entire design area has been painted.  Set the stencil brush aside and lift the paper stencil to reveal the stenciled letter.

4.    Continue stenciling each letter.

5.    To add a painted border, mask straight lines using stencil tape.

6.    Paint the border using the stencil brush and paint mixture.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

7.    Set completed project aside to thoroughly dry.

Curing Instructions:
1.     All project surfaces painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability.  Follow the Heat Setting to Cure Technique when decorating fabrics.  

Heat Setting to Cure Technique – Allow your decorated fabric to air dry 24 hours then heat set using either one of two recommended methods.

Dryer Method – Turn garment inside out; place item in dryer for 30 minutes on highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used.

Iron Method – Place decorated item right side up on ironing board; cover with dry pressing cloth.  Set iron to highest setting allowed for fabric used.  Place dry iron (no steam) on area pressing for 30 seconds, lift iron moving to another area until all sections are heat set.

 

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.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.